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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: April 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Flushing to Resume Tomorrow 4/15 at 8:00AM

Hydrant Flushing Photo

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:45 p.m update: Hydra Tech will continue unidirectional flushing tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Please note that due to the elevation changes we expect water service in the Lamplighter Drive area may be interrupted while they flush the Stonybrook Lane area tomorrow. Today they were able to finish unidirectional flushing on Thorning Drive, Comstock Drive, Seton Drive, Brentwood Drive, Flint Meadow Lane, and a section of Stonybrook Lane from Lamplighter Drive to Horseneck Road, and Horseneck Road.

When the unidirectional flushing program was developed, the Town was divided into 12 zones to make managing the program easier. Hydra Tech is scheduled to begin in Zone 8 and will schedule necessary water valve replacements in Zone 7 over the next few weeks. Please see the attached map for more information about the location of the Zones. Additional updates will be provided at the end of each day as the flushing progresses.  

Hydra Tech is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, weather permitting. They will resume unidirectional flushing around 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 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 4:00 p.m.

  1. Stonybrook Lane from Horseneck Road to Route 140
  2. Weagle Farm Road
  3. Argila Lane
  4. Woodchuck Hill Road
  5. Flint Meadow Lane
  6. Old Brook Circle
  7. Fairview Avenue
  8. Francis Avenue
  9. Paton Road
  10. Hillcrest Avenue
  11. Summer Street
  12. Flanagan Drive
  13. Eastwood Road
  14. Timari Drive
  15. Raymond Avenue
  16. Holly Lane

For additional information about this program and other DPW projects please visit https://www.shrewsburyma.gov/1005/DPW---In-The-Works.   

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 dpwsupport@shrewsburyma.gov.

Unidirectional Flushing Program Zone Map