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Spring 2018 Water Main Flushing

 

                                                                                                Flushing Timeline                                                                                       
Phase Approximate Start Date Task
All Phases 04/09/2018

See Map of zones

 Phase I  04/09/2018-04/10/2018

Sutton Place/Hammond Street/Samuel Parlin/Willis Holden/Arlington/Newtown/Lincoln/Madison/Jackson/Washington/Coolidge

Phase 2 04/11/2018-04/12/2018

Jefferson/Musket/Revolutionary/John Swift/Eliot/Cowdrey/Minuteman/Simon Willard/Trask/Patriots/Meadowbrook/Woodbury/Putnam      

Phase 3 04/17/2018-04/18/2018

Hayward/Jefferson/Coughlin/Taylor/Concord/Wood/Nagog Hill/Grasshopper/ Minot/Barker/Stacys/Forest/Hosmer/Bromfield/Alcott/Emerson/Phalen/Thoreau/Hawthorn/Berry

 *PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES/ROAD LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY THE FLUSHING ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON HOW QUICK EACH HYDRANT TAKES TO FLUSH CLEAR*


Spring 2018 Water Main Flushing

     The Acton Water District will begin its spring water main flushing program on Monday, April 9, 2018.  Primarily, we will be flushing water mains in Acton Center.  This is roughly an area bounded by Route 2 north to the Route 2A/119 corridor and east towards the Concord town line (East Acton).

     Notification to customers directly impacted by flushing will be via automated phone call prior to commencement of flushing occurring.  Road signs will be placed in the vicinity of the areas being flushed prior to initiating flushing.  We will not be flushing on Monday, April 16th due to the Patriots’ Day holiday.

     Discolored water and periods of low pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of, any of the streets being flushed.  Areas outside of the flushing zone may also experience some of these conditions, although the program is designed to minimize widespread impacts. 

     Flushing will occur between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Monday - Thursday.  Since at any time during this period customers may experience discolored water, it is advisable to draw and store some drinking water prior to flushing in your area.  Any customers experiencing discolored water should not launder light-colored clothing, or run their dishwashers, as the minerals in the water may cause staining.  Do not run the hot water as it will pull this discoloration into the hot water tank.  You can run a cold water faucet for 5 or 10 minutes at a time to help clear it up, waiting an hour in between cycles.

     We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This process is necessary for improving water quality in our distribution system, exercising valves and hydrants, and to clean mineral deposits from the pipes.

     For updates on areas being flushed, please refer to the Water District web site at www.actonwater.com, or call 978-263-9107, Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  You may also follow us on Twitter @Actonwater.

     Thank you for your patience and understanding.