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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: May 9, 2021

Important Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Continue on 5/12

Hydrant Flushing Photo

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:45 p.m. update: Hydra Tech will be continuing the unidirectional flushing program on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. They will be working in Zone 3 during the next three weeks, weather permitting. Today they were able to complete flushing on: South Quinsigamond Avenue from Oak Street to Fairfax Street, Stoneland Road, South Quinsigamond Avenue From Fairfax Street to Grace Avenue, Fairfax Street, Cedar Road, South Quinsigamond Avenue from Fairfax Street to Old Faith Road, Oak Street from Route 9 to Sheridan Drive and a section of Sheridan Drive, Stone Avenue, Oak Street from Sheridan Drive to Howe Avenue.

Hydra Tech is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, weather permitting. They will resume unidirectional flushing around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. They will start on the first sequence in the list below and will progress in order as much as possible. 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 5:00 p.m.

  1. Howe Avenue from Oak Street to Harris Avenue
  2. Hillside Drive
  3. Hillside Lane
  4. Beverly Hill Drive
  5. Howe Avenue from Harris Avenue to Lake Street
  6. Lake Street from Howe Avenue to Carrie Circle (multiple sequences)
  7. Carrie Circle
  8. South Quinsigamond Avenue from Lake Street to South Brook Road

For additional information about this program and other DPW projects please visit   

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 a 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 508-841-8502 or

Unidirectional Flushing Program Zone Map
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