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Water and Sewer Division

Posted on: November 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water and Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on 11/16

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November 15, 2021, 3:30PM Update: Contractor, Hydra Tech, has finished unidirectionally flushing for the day and will continue in Zone 9 on Tuesday, November 16th. Flushing of Zone 11 will resume overnight on Wednesday, November 17th. 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 Monday, November 15th 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 16th:

  1. Harriet Avenue
  2. Harriet Lane
  3. Dawson Circle
  4. Saybrook Road
  5. Jenney Street
  6. Catalina Drive
  7. Near Industrial Drive
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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