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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on Wed. 10/28

Hydrant Flushing Photo

October 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m. unidirectional flushing update: flushing has ended for the day and will continue on Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00 a.m. Going forward, the hours for flushing will be from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. and will include Saturdays, if the contractor is available.

Contractor, Hydra Tech, was able to complete unidirectional flushing in this area today: the lower half of Ridge Road, Cypress Avenue from Redwood Lane to Ivy Path, the upper half of Ivy Path

On Monday, October 26th they completed flushing on: Candlewood Way, a section of Gulf Street from Browning Road towards Parmenter Hill Road, Greenbriar Drive, Cypress Ave from Gulf Street to Redwood Lane including Redwood Lane, a section of Ivy Path

On Friday, October 23rd they flushed Gulf Street from Cypress Avenue to Browning Road

Hydra Tech will begin flushing at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28th 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 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 6:00 p.m.

1. The upper half of Ridge Road

2. Cypress Avenue from Ivy Path to the end

3. Holden Street from Sewall Street to Higgins Street including Higgins Street

4. Holden Street from Higgins Street to Rhinecliff Street

5. Clinton Street

6. David Road

7. Glendale Avenue

8. Pond Avenue, Eaton Avenue, Rice Avenue, and Ira Avenue

When the unidirectional flushing program was developed, the Town was divided into 12 zones to make managing the program easier. Hydra Tech is also scheduled to complete flushing in Zones 2, 7, and 8 this fall. Zones 7 and 8 require valve replacements in order for unidirectional flushing to be completed correctly.  We will be scheduling these replacements over the next few weeks. Please see the attached map for more information about the location of the Zones.  

For additional information please visit: www.shrewsburyma.gov/864/Hydrant-FlushingAdditional 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 interrupted service, 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.


Unidirectional Flushing Program Zone Map