November 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m. unidirectional flushing update: flushing is completed for the day and will continue tomorrow night, Sunday, November 15th around 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Please note that the contractor plans on having several crews working.
Hydra Tech will be continuing in Zone 2 and 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 end in the Route 9 and North/South Quinsigamond Avenue area around 7:00 a.m. and will continue in the areas listed below until 6:00 p.m. on Monday.
Route 9 from Maple Avenue to the Worcester city line and sections of the adjoining side streets (overnight Sunday into Monday).
North Quinsigamond Avenue from First Avenue to South Quinsigamond Avenue near the entrance to White City Plaza (overnight Sunday into Monday).
They will continue with these areas on Monday, November 16th. Please expect low pressure or interruption in service while the flushing takes place.
Today, contractor Hydra Tech flushed Harrington Avenue from Old Mill Road to near Route 9, Phillips Avenue, Parker Road, Avon Avenue, Millwood Road, Manor Road, and Pond View Drive.
On Friday, November 13th they 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: 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 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.