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Water and Sewer Division

Posted on: March 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing will Continue Tonight 3/12

Hydrant Flushing Photo

March 12, 2020, 8:00 a.m. update: unidirectional flushing has concluded and will continue tonight, March 12, 2020.  Flushing will be completed tonight due to the high volume of traffic on some of the streets.

Hydra Tech will begin unidirectional flushing around 9:00 p.m. and will start on the first sequence in the list below and will progress in order.  It is difficult to estimate how the work will progress each night 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 5:00 a.m. 

Tentative list of sequences to flush for tonight, March 12:

1. Surrey Lane

2. Colton Lane

3. Beaver Drive

4. Westwood Road from Beaver Drive to Surrey Lane

5. Maple Avenue from Main Street to Taft Road

6. Maple Avenue from Taft Road to Brightside Place

7. Maple Avenue from Brightside Place to Rosedale Avenue

8. Oak Street from Maple Avenue to Gale Avenue

9. Gale Avenue

10. Rosedale Avenue

11. Newton Street

12. Oak Street from Gale Avenue to the Oak Street School

13. Westmont Road

14. Westmont Circle

15. Gage Lane

16. Grafton Street from Main Street to Stonybrook Lane

17. Wesleyan Street

18. Hascall Street

19. Wesleyan Terrace from Maple Avenue to Knowlton Avenue 


Last night Hydra Tech was able to complete unidirectional flushing on these streets:

Boylston Street from Church Road to Main Street 

Main Street from Church Road to Westwood Road

Main Street from Westwood Road to Westview Avenue

Maple Avenue from Chase Terrace to Hascall Street

Main Street from Westmont Road to Maple Avenue (second water main in this section of Main Street) 

Main Street from Westview Avenue to Westmont Road (second water main in this section of Main Street) 

Main Street from Westview Avenue to Monadnock Drive

Westview Avenue

Monadnock Drive

Westwood Road to Surrey Lane


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 flushing area for March 12, 2020
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