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Water and Sewer Division

Posted on: November 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on 11/8

Hydrant Flushing Photo

Contractor, Hydra Tech, will begin unidirectional flushing in Zone 11 on, Monday, November 8th. They completed flushing Zone 10 on Friday, November 5th.

Flushing and valve cleaning and exercising will continue for the next few months, weather permitting, and will also include Zones 9 and 12, which are the last remaining areas to complete the entire town.  Since the fall of 2019, unidirectional flushing has been completed in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10  Please follow the link below for a map of the flushing zones.

Hydra Tech is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, weather permitting.  Valve cleaning and exercising will be ongoing for the next few months in advance of the flushing to minimize the time required to complete each sequence.  Unidirectional flushing will begin around 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8th and will start on the first sequence in the list below and will progress in order.  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. and daily updates will be provided

Tentative flushing schedule for Monday, November 8th:

  1. Walnut Street from Floral Street to Tennis Drive
  2. Toblin Hill Road
  3. Reuben Circle
  4. Bummet Brook Circle
  5. Nursery Drive
  6. Walnut Street from Tennis Drive to Boston Turnpike (Route 9)
  7. Boston Turnpike from Walnut Street to South Street
  8. South Street from Brentwood Drive to Boston Turnpike
  9. Fruit Street
  10. Arbor Drive
  11. Tennis Drive
  12. Lebeaux Drive
  13. South Street from Boston Turnpike to Hartford Turnpike (Route 20)
  14. Chestnut Street
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 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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