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Flushing North Acton

Please take note that the schedule below is an estimate and as we move along through the flushing sequences, the dates may change.  If the water quality is slow to clean up, we will stay in certain areas for longer periods and conversely if the water quality cleans up quicker, we will be able to move into new areas faster.   The website will be updated as we move along. 

Flushing Timeline
Phase Approximate Start Date Task
All Phases 4/8/19 - 5/1/19

See Map of zones

Phase 1 4/8/2019- 4/9/19

Starting on Main Street at the intersection of Nagog Hill Road and moving North.  Franklin Place, Post Office Square, Brook Street and then on to Great Road

Phase 2 4/10/2019 -4/11/2019 Davis Road area; Gabriel Lane and Stella Court


Phase 3 4/16/2019-4/17/2019

Acorn Park, Meyer Hill and Great Road Condo Area; Harris Street, Alexandra Way, Reeve Street

Phase 4 4/18/2019

 Finish Harris Street; Samantha Way, Captain Handley Way

Phase 5 4/22/2019-4/23/2019

Nagog Park Drive, Northbriar Road

Phase 6 4/24/2019-4/25/2019 Nara Park, Northbriar Road, Miracle Field, Quarry Road; Canterbury Hill, South Street, Marshall Path and Blueberry Path
Phase 7 4/29/2019-4/30/2019 TBA


Spring Water Main Flushing 2019 - North Acton

The Acton Water District will begin its spring water main flushing program on Monday, April 8th, 2019, and will continue through the month of April.  We will be flushing water mains northeast of Route 2 in the vicinity of Great Road (Routes 2A/119) and Main Street (Route 27) to the Westford/Carlisle/Littleton town lines, and intersecting streets and neighborhoods (North Acton).

Discolored water and periods of low pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of, any of the streets being flushed.  We will place road signs in the vicinity prior to initiating flushing on any street.  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.  We will not be flushing on Monday, April 15th due to the Patriots’ 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 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, 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 as we conduct this necessary maintenance activity.