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Water and Sewer Division

Posted on: January 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Important Notice from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional flushing to resume on 1/15/2020

Hydrant Flushing Photo

January 14, 2020 - With several days of temperatures expected to be in the 40’s, the Water and Sewer Division will be resuming the unidirectional flushing program on Wednesday 1/15 and Thursday 1/16 with assistance from project contractor Hydra Tech.  This program has been helpful in improving our water quality and we are fortunate the weather is allowing the unidirectional flushing to be resumed it earlier than expected.  


Hydra Tech will begin unidirectional flushing around 8:00 a.m. and will start on the first sequence in in the list below and will progress in order.  It is difficult to estimate how the work will progress each day so this may be optimistic but is provided to better inform everyone in the area that may be flushed.  Flushing is expected to be finished around 4:00 p.m. 

1. Hill Street from Boylston Street to Straw Hollow Lane

2. Straw Hollow Lane

3. Hill Street from Straw Hollow Lane to Prospect Street

4. Mercury Drive

5. Saturn Drive

6. Arcturus Drive

7. Vega Drive

8. Mars Drive

9. Venus Drive

10. Neptune Drive

11 Aspen Road

12. Prospect Street from Hill Street to Fox Hill Road

13. Fox Hill Road

14. Red Coat Circle

15. Red Coat Road

16. Prospect Street from Fox Hill Road to Adin Drive

17. Broushane Circle

18. Adin Drive

19. Boylston Street from Merriam Avenue to Boylston Circle

20. Prospect Street from Adin Drive to Loring Street

21. Merriam Avenue

22. Loring Street

For additional information please visit www.shrewsburyma.gov/864/Hydrant-Flushing.   Additional updates will be provided at the end of each day as the flushing progresses.  

Due to the flushing, residents in the identified area as well as those in the vicinity of the project may experience brief periods of reduced pressure or discolored water.  

If you experience discolored water once the flushing is complete, please run the cold water in downstairs bathtub until it clears. 

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any questions please contact the Water and Sewer Division at 508-841-8506.


Map of unidirectional flushing area January 15th
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