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Water & Sewer Department

Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Unidirectional Flushing to Continue on 11/29

Hydrant Flushing Photo

November 22, 2021, 6:00PM Update: Contractor, Hydra Tech, has completed unidirectional flushing for the day and will continue next week on Monday, November 29th in Zone 11. 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.

 Flushing will begin around 8:00AM on Monday, November 29nd 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 Monday, November 29nd from 8:00AM to 4:00PM:

  1. Boston Hill Road
  2. Berkshire Road
  3. Amherst Road
  4. Whitehall Circle
  5. Chartwell Circle
  6. Arch Street
  7. Green Street
  8. Appaloosa Drive
  9. Shetland Way
  10. Thoroughbred Way
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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