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Posted on: November 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on 11/9

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November 8, 2021, 4:30PM Update: Contractor, Hydra Tech, has finished flushing for the day and will begin Zone 9 tomorrow.  Zone 11 will be paused for a few days to coordinate with several large water customers. Please follow the link below for a map of the flushing areas.

Flushing and valve cleaning and exercising will continue for the next few months, weather permitting, and will also include Zone 12, which is the last remaining area 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 Tuesday, November 9th 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 Tuesday, November 9th:

  1. Brentwood Drive
  2. Seton Drive
  3. Melody Lane
  4. Grafton Street from Maplewood Drive to Boston Turnpike (Route 9)
  5. Maplewood Drive
  6. Turning Leaf Circle
  7. Boston Turnpike from Grafton Street to Oak Street
  8. Lake Street from Boston Turnpike to Tavern Street
  9. Tavern Street
  10. Roger Street
  11. Elaine Street
  12. Janet Circle
  13. Lake Street from Boston Turnpike to Hawkridge Road
  14. Hawkridge Road
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 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
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