November 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. unidirectional flushing update: water gate valve cleaning and exercising continued today and flushing will resume on Thursday, 11/19 around 9:30 a.m., weather permitting.
Hydra Tech will continuing flushing in Zone 2 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. Please expect low pressure or interruption in service while the flushing takes place.
Maple Avenue from Old Mill Road to Route 9
Oak Street from Maple Avenue to Route 9
Van Ness Avenue
Also, Fifth Avenue, Cottage Avenue, and Lakeside Path
Today, Hydra Tech continued water valve cleaning and exercising in Zone 2.
On November 17th, they flushed Oregon Avenue, Greylock Avenue, Lawrence Street, Childs Street, Morrill Avenue, Everett Avenue, Melvin Avenue, Sadler Avenue, Muzzy Avenue, Elmo Avenue, Baker Avenue Area, Hillside Avenue.
From Sunday Night November 15th into Monday November 16th, they flushed Route 9 from Oak Street to the Worcester city line and sections of the adjoining side streets as well as North Quinsigamond Avenue from First Avenue to South Quinsigamond Avenue near the entrance to White City Plaza. They also flushed Phillips Court, Dewey Road, Wheeler Avenue, Marietta Avenue, Miles Avenue, Pine Avenue, Olympia Avenue, Lakeview Avenue.
On Saturday, November 14th, they 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 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.