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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: November 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing Overnight on 11/21

Hydrant Flushing Photo

November 19, 2021, 8:30AM Update: Unidirectional flushing has finished for the day and contractor, Hydra Tech, will continue in Zone 11 on Sunday night, November 21st from 9:00PM to 5:00AM. Flushing will also take place on Monday, November 22nd from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. 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, 9, and 10. Please follow the link below for a map of the flushing zones.

Overnight unidirectional flushing will begin around 9:00PM on Sunday, November 21st and will will be finished around 5:00AM on Monday, November 22. Flushing during the day will begin around 8:00AM on Monday, November 22nd and be finished around 4:00PM. It is difficult to estimate how the work will progress each day so the list below may be optimistic but is provided to better inform everyone in the area that may be flushed. Daily updates will be provided.

Tentative flushing schedule for Sunday, November 21st from 9:00PM to 5:00AM on Monday, November 22nd:

  1. Hartford Turnpike (Route 20) from South Street to Walnut Street
  2. Walnut Street between Boston Turnpike (Route 9) and Hartford Turnpike (Route 20)
  3. Walnut Street from Hartford Turnpike (R0ute 20) to Brook Street
Tentative flushing schedule for Monday, November 22nd from 8:00AM to 4:00PM:
  1. Brook Street
  2. Tralee Lane
  3. Waterville Lane
  4. Lahinch Lane
  5. South Street from Brook Street to Walnut Street
  6. Boston Hill Road
  7. Berkshire Road
  8. Amherst Road
  9. Whitehall Circle
  10. Chartwell Circle
  11. Arch Street
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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