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Water Main Flushing Program

Posted on March 21, 2017

The Water Division will be conducting its annual flushing program of the water distribution system beginning on Monday, March 27.  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) 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. 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 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.



Zone 1:

Lake Street Middleton to Rte 62 Middleton
Rte 62 (Maple St) Middleton to Old Maple
Old Maple St to Rte 95
Sunset Ave
Prentiss Rd
Grandview Rd
Essex Aggie
Preston St
Old Stonewall Ave
491 Maple St
Gregory to Dayton just beyond Hawthrone Ave
Middleton Road
Kirkbride Drive
Hawthorne Ave
Danvers at Beverly
Assisted Living
Hogan Properties
Kirkbride Drive
Route 1 North – from Rte 62 to Topsfield Line
Route 1 South from Topsfield Line to Rt 62
Hathorne Green
North Street westside of Rt 1
Retreive X
230 North Street
250 North  Street
Honda North
Trailer Park – 200 North Street
Ferncroft Rd (including hotel and office)
North Shore Community College
Conifer Hill Dr
Rand Cir
Danvers Plaza including CVS and office building
Route 1 South – from Rte 62 to Peabody Line
Route 1 North to Rt 62 to Peabody Line
Industrial Drive
Electronics Avenue
Swing Away Golf
Calitiri’s/White Hen Plaza
Extended Stay Hotel
Marble/Granite Plaza
Trailer Park
Home Depot
Ramp Rte 1 South to Rte 114 West
Archmeadow Dr
Veronica Dr
East Coast Rd
The Hardcover/TGIFriday’s/Marriott
Popes Ln (including Motel 6)


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