The Water Division will be conducting its annual flushing program of the water distribution system beginning on Monday, March 27. Flushing is done annually in the spring to remove sediment which has settled out and collected in the system during the past year.
We expect flushing to take approximately 4 weeks to complete. A combination of work day hours (7am – 3pm) and evening hours (3pm – 7pm) will be used to complete the program. There will also be few days in different parts of Town that will require early morning flushing (3 am – 7am) due to potential traffic volume. On Saturdays flushing will occur 5 am – 9 am.
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 up into 6 sections with the first section being between RT 62 and RT 114 from the Middleton line to the RT 95 corridor.
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 978-762-0231.
A real-time map is available below and on social media to see where the flushing is occurring and how it is progressing. Any questions about the program should be directed to the number mentioned above.
We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are currently flushing in Zone 2:
Maple St – 95 to Poplar St
Poplar St – from Maple St to Locust St
Locust St – Poplar St to North St
Old Maple St from 95 to Forest St
Spring St include first hydrant on Nichols
St. John’s Prep
Fox Run Rd
9 Summer St – Putnam
College Pond Dr
Orrantia Cir to include Smith School
Strawberry Hill Ln Summer to Ledgewood Dr
Ledgewood Dr – Both ways
Birch Hill Rd
Pine Hill Rd
North St eastside of Rte 1 to Locust
Summer St North to Maple St
Locust St North St to Topsfield Line
Valley Rd from Locust up
Bridle Spur Rd
Robin Hill Road
#40 North Street
Reservoir Dr Naumkeag to #38 Reservoir Dr
Reservoir Dr North to #27 Reservoir Dr
Old North Street
Riding Club Rd
Coolidge Rd – Locust St Side
Cole Rd at Willow St
Lindall St – Abbott St to Hospital incl. Hospital