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DPW WATER DIVISION Water Main Flushing Program 2022

Posted on March 16, 2022

The Water Division will be conducting its’ annual flushing program of the water distribution system beginning on Monday, March 28.  By having the program start in the last full week of March, there may be days in which flushing may not occur due to the potential of the water freezing on the roadway.  There may also be days with no flushing due to staff off due to holidays and training.  Flushing is usually completed every spring to remove sediment which has settled out and collected in the system during the past year.

We expect flushing to take approximately five weeks to complete.  A combination of workday hours (7am – 3pm) and evening hours (3pm – 7pm) will be used to complete the program.  Due to potential traffic volume, there will also be a few days in different parts of town that will require early morning flushing (3 am – 7am).

The program will begin in the northwestern part of town at the Middleton line and will be flushed in a southeasterly direction finishing in the Danversport area. The Town has been divided into six sections, with the first section between RT 62 and RT 114 from the Middleton line to the RT 95 corridor. We expect to be working in this first section for approximately three days.

You may notice some discoloration of the water when first used.  Please run your cold water first for a few minutes to clear out any discoloration.  It should clear up on its own within 1 hour; any lasting problems should be reported to the Water Division at 978-762-0235.

A real-time map is available on the Town’s web page at to see where the flushing is occurring and how it is progressing. Any questions on the program should be directed to the number mentioned above.

We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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