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Water Main Flushing Fall 2018

           The Acton Water District will begin its fall water main flushing program on Monday, October 1, 2018, and will continue for the entire month of October.  We will be flushing water mains in an area generally east of Main Street/Route 27 and south of Route 2 (South Acton).  Additional streets in other parts of Acton may be flushed towards the end of October as needed to maintain water quality.  Discolored water and periods of low, to no, pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of any of the streets being flushed.  Impacts associated with flushing may be experienced in areas that are not directly being flushed.  We will place road signs in the vicinity prior to initiating flushing on any street.

            Flushing will occur between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Monday - Thursday.  We will not be flushing on Monday, October 8th due to the Columbus Day holiday.  At any time during this period, customers may experience discolored water.  It is advisable to draw and store some drinking water prior to flushing.  Any customers experiencing discolored water should not launder light-colored clothing, or run their dishwashers, as the minerals in the water may cause staining.

            We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This process is necessary for the protection of public health and safety.  By the periodic removal of sediment in the distribution system, we can maintain water quality and minimize future incidents of discolored water.  It also allows us to exercise valves and hydrants to make sure they are operating properly and identify any necessary repairs.

Flushing Timeline

 (subject to change based on our progress)

Phase Approximate Start Date Task
 All Phases 10/1-10/31  See map of Zones
Phase 1 10/1

Starting on Main Street near Ace Hardware and moving north to Mass Ave.  Turning right on Mass Ave to Piper Rd and then up to Brucewood

Phase 2 10/2

Back at Main Street starting point and head south to School Street and River Street up to Chadwick.  Head up Piper to Brucewood

Phase 3 10/3

All of the Woods area over to Hosmer Street.  Brucewood, Redwood, Arborwood, etc.

 Phase 4  10/10

School Street toward Lawsbrook Road and side streets to include Lisa Lane and Lexington Drive

*Heritage & Pond View may see an impact even though they will not be directly flushed*

Lawsbrook Road to the Concord line; Craig Road and Bellantoni


A water main break on Foster Street will postpone flushing today.

Phase 5 10/16

Carriage Drive, Pondview and Gioconda; River, Parker, Hillcrest and Fox Hill Road

Parker Street and move toward River

Phase 6 10/17

Brookside, Parker towards High Street, Ayer Road, Drummer Road, Silver Hill, Broadview and Valley

Phase 7 10/18

High Street from Main Street, Faulkner Hill, Audubon Hill, Conant Street, Country Club

Phase 8 TBA Main Street from High to the Maynard Line, Sylvia, Pine, and dead ends off Main Street, Conant Street from Main Street to High Street, Country Club
Phase 9  TBA Adams Street, Carlton Drive, Putter, Robert Road, Gerald Circle, Puritan Road  
Phase 10 TBA 

Powdermill Road, Knox Trail, Heritage Road, Westside Drive, Craig Road

Phase 11 TBA

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