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.
Maple St – Poplar St to High St
High Street – Conant St to Rte 128
Conant St – High St to Poplar St
Elliott St – Conant St to Rte 128
Hobart St – Pine St to Maple St
Locust St – Maple St to Poplar St
Pickering St – Vineyard St to Cherry St
Williams St & Condos
No Putnam St
Cottage Ave to include Trask St
Park St – Elm St to Lane Pkwy
Webb (St Hillaire to Bayview Terr)
Holten St – Pine St to Elm St
Elm St – Holten St to High St
Sylvan St – Pine St to Elm St
Purchase St – Sylvan St to High St
Endicott St – Sylvan St to Rte 128
Adams St – Pine St to Purchase St
Ash St – Park St to Purchase St
Lawrence St – Purchase St to Ash St
85 Constitution Ln