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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Notice from the Shrewsbury Water Department - Hydrant Flushing Overview

Water pump with text Shrewsbury Water Department and Established 1905 around pump

Our regular spring time hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 27th and will continue into late April to early May. This work is necessary to clean out any built up sediment and material on the interior of pipelines to improve water quality and appearance.

The projected sequence of areas at this time are listed below. Field conditions may vary the exact schedule.

1.) West Main St. from the Worcester line to St. John’s Ball Field

2.) Thestland Dr. to Ireta Rd.

3.) Holden St. to Shirley Rd., Sewall St. to lower Gulf Street and adjacent areas

4.) North Quinsigamond Ave. from West Main St. to Boston Turnpike along with adjacent areas

5.) Audubon Dr. to O’Donnell Ave. with adjacent areas

6.) Old Mill Rd. (West Main St. to Harrington Ave., along with adjacent areas)

7.) Harrington Ave. to Muzzy Ave. with side streets

8.) Old Mill Rd. to the Minuteman neighborhood area along with Elm. St. and all side streets

9.) West Main St. from Monadnock Dr. to Maple Ave.

10.) Monadnock Dr., Westview Ave., Gage Ln., Westmont Rd., Colton Ln. and Westwood Rd. areas

11.) Main St. from Maple St. to South St. up to Lamplighter Dr. with associated side streets

12.) Grafton St. from the Center of Town to Boston Turnpike with adjacent areas

13.) Boylston St. from the Center of Town to I-290 with associated side streets

14.) Prospect St. from the Center of Town to the Northborough line

15.) Spring St. from Prospect St. to Spring St. School with side streets

16.) The Venus Dr., Mercury Dr. and Hill St. areas. Dartmoor Dr. over to Olde Colony Dr. and Keyes House Rd.

17.) North St. from Prospect St. to Camelot Dr.

18.) North St. side streets including High St. to Kalamat Farms Circle, Blackthorn Rd. area, Camelot Dr. area to Keyes House Rd. and Country Way area over to Olde Colony Dr.

19.) Maple Ave. from the Center of Town to Old Mill Rd.

20.) Side streets from Wesleyan St. to Richard Ave. and adjacent areas to Crescent St.

21.) Crescent St. to Harriet Ave. areas and all adjacent areas

22.) Oak St. from Maple Ave. to Oak Middle School and adjacent areas westerly

In general, the period of flushing will be from 8 AM - 3 PM, daily. Residents should refrain from water related activities such as laundry and food preparation, to avoid introducing discolored water into their residence. If discolored water is encountered, please run only cold water from an outside faucet or downstairs bath tub until the water clears, to keep sediment out of your hot water system or other household fixtures.

 We will be utilizing the Code Red system to notify specific areas on the days of the week that we will be in that section of Town. Weather and field conditions may cause the projected schedule to vary from expected dates and times. We will also update the website as necessary to try to reflect current conditions in the field. As always, we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we undertake this project.

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