Hydrant Flushing

We started the Water Improvement Project this Spring as an effort to clear our water mains of sediment and mineral build-up. This will not only extend the life of our water mains, but it will also improve water quality. 

This project includes Unidirectional Flushing, which involves systematically opening hydrants to “flush” mineral deposits from the pipes; and Ice Pigging, which is done by pumping an ice slurry into the main lines and forcing it along inside in order to scour the interior of the pipe and remove sediment.

We encourage you to subscribe to our website and CodeRed (our emergency notification platform). You will automatically receive updates about the project when your area is being affected.

Valve Exercising- 11/25 through 11/27

Water Valve Cleaning and Exercising Map November 2019
  1. Two water main breaks - School Street near Sheehan Drive and near 199 Spring Street

    Shrewsbury DPW Water and Sewer Division crews are responding to two reported water main breaks. The first is on School Street near Sheehan Drive and the second is in the vicinity of 199 Spring Street. Two water main breaks
  2. Shrewsbury PFAS in Drinking Water Supply Notification

    In an effort to be proactive in managing and protecting the Town’s public water supply, the Water and Sewer Division conducted voluntary testing for the emerging contaminant known as PFAS. Read on...
  3. Message from the Shrewsbury D.P.W. Water & Sewer Division

    Beginning on THU, 10/10/19, water main replacement work will begin on Main St. by project contractor, Haluch Water Contracting, Inc., between School St. and Rt. 140. The project is expected to last until SUN. 12/15/19. Please "Read On" for details. Read on...
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