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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Resume on Wed. 10/21

Hydrant Flushing Photo

October 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m. unidirectional flushing update: flushing has ended for the day and will continue on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. The contractor will need to close Gulf Street from Sewall Street to Cypress Avenue to allow water to drain properly from the flushing. Please see the separate News Flash for more information.

Contractor, Hydra Tech, was able to complete unidirectional flushing in this area today: Sewall Street from Candlewood Way to Gulf Street.

On Monday, October 19th they flushed Sewall Street from Brooklawn Parkway to Candlewood Way.

On Friday, October 16th they flushed the dead end section of Holden Street near the High School Driveway, Brooklawn Parkway, and they started Sewall Street from Brooklawn Parkway to Candlewood Way.

On Thursday, October 15th they flushed Main Street from the Home Farm Water Treatment Plant to Holden Street and the dead end section of Shirley Road, Holden Street from the High School Driveway to Sewall Street, Shirley Road, and Sewall Street from Holden Street to Brooklawn Parkway.

Hydra Tech will begin flushing at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21th 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 4:00 p.m.

1. Gulf Street from Sewall Street to Cypress Avenue 

2. Candlewood Way

3. Gulf Street from Cypress Avenue to Browning Road

4. Greenbriar Drive

5. Cypress Ave from Gulf Street to Redwood Lane including Redwood Lane.

6. Ivy Path

7. Ridge Road

8. Cypress Avenue from Redwood Lane to the end

When the unidirectional flushing program was developed, the Town was divided into 12 zones to make managing the program easier. Hydra Tech is also scheduled to complete flushing in Zones 2, 7, and 8 this fall. Zones 7 and 8 require valve replacements in order for unidirectional flushing to be completed correctly.  We will be scheduling these replacements over the next few weeks. Please see the attached map for more information about the location of the Zones.  

For additional information please visit: www.shrewsburyma.gov/864/Hydrant-FlushingAdditional updates will be provided at the end of each day as the flushing progresses.  

Due to the flushing, residents in the identified area as well as those in the vicinity of the project may experience brief periods of interrupted service, 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 508-841-8506.


Unidirectional Flushing Program Zone Map
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