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Water and Sewer Division

Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on Sat. 11/14

Hydrant Flushing Photo

November 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m. unidirectional flushing update: flushing is completed for the day and will continue tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th around 8:00 a.m., weather permitting. Please note that the contractor plans on having several crews working to take advantage of the weather. Please limit water use between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Hydra Tech will be working in the areas listed below.  It is difficult to estimate how the work will progress 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 6:00p.m.

Phillips Avenue

Phillips Court

Parker Road

 Oregon Avenue

Dewey Road

Miles Avenue

Olympia Avenue 

Wheeler Avenue

Marietta Avenue

Oregon Avenue

Avon Avenue

Greylock Avenue

Millwood Road

Manor Road

Pond View Drive

Harrington Avenue and the adjoining side streets

Everett Avenue

Melvin Avenue

Sadler Avenue

Muzzy Avenue

Elmo Avenue

Baker Avenue

Hillside Avenue

Lakeview Avenue

Today, contractor Hydra Tech flushed North Quinsigamond Avenue from Phillips Avenue to Route 9 and the adjoining side streets including the second water main that services the Fifth Avenue area, Willet Drive, Swan Circle, Mallard Circle, Odonnell Avenue, Ptarmigan Drive, Eagle Drive, Tern Drive, Fyrbeck Avenue, and started the Philips Avenue Area.

On Thursday, November 12th they flushed North Quinsigamond Avenue from Audubon Drive to Phillips Avenue, Audubon Drive, Oriole Circle, Flamingo Circle, Sandpiper Drive, Egret Circle, and Cardinal Circle.

On Wednesday, November 11th they flushed North Quinsigamond Avenue from the Postal Distribution Center to Audubon Drive and Audubon Drive from North Quinsigamond Avenue to Oriole Circle.

On Tuesday, November 10th they flushed North Quinsigamond Avenue from Main Street to the Postal Distribution Center (one of two mains)

On Monday, November 9th they flushed Old Mill Road from Harrington Avenue to Maple 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 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: 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
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