The Water Division will be conducting its annual flushing program of the water distribution system beginning on Monday, March 25, weather permitting. By having the program start the last week of March, there may be days in which flushing may not occur due to the potential of the water freezing on the roadway. 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) Monday through Saturday 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.
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. We expect to be working in this first section for about 3 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 978-762-0231.
A real-time map is available on the Town’s website below and 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.