GEORGETOWN —Utility Director Marlene Ladderbush announces that the Georgetown Water Department will begin its spring flushing program next week.
Water main flushing will begin during the week of April 6 and continue for approximately four weeks. Work will be ongoing during the morning and early afternoon hours.
The water system undergoes flushing twice a year to help ensure sustained water quality and clarity and support the longevity of the system’s infrastructure.
Flushing will take place Monday-Friday from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. according to the following schedule:
- During the week of April 6: flushing will be done in the Central Street, Nelson Street, Little Hill, Baldpate Road, Andover Street, West Street, and Lake Shore Drive areas.
- During the week of April 12: flushing will be done in the West Main Street, East Main Street, Elm Street, Tenney street and Searle Street areas.
- During the week of April 19: flushing will be done in the North Street and Pond Street areas.
- During the week of April 26: flushing will be done in the Jewett Street and Thurlow Street areas.
- During the week of May 3: flushing will be done in the Jackman Street and Warren Street areas.
Residents of these areas may experience low or no water pressure while flushing is ongoing. The water pressure should be restored when flushing is finished in that area, though residents may also notice that the water may have notice discoloration or a change in water clarity. This is due to the removal of sediment from the underground pipes during the flushing.
The discoloration should be gone after a short time, but residents can expedite the process by running water from a high-volume faucet — such as a bathtub — until water runs clear. Residents are encouraged to avoid doing laundry while flushing is occurring in their neighborhood in order to prevent damage to clothing.
For additional information, questions, or concerns about the spring flushing please contact The Georgetown Water Department office at 978-352-5750.