The Groveland Water Department announces that it will begin its fall flushing program this week.
Water main flushing will begin during the week of Oct. 5 and continue for approximately three weeks. Work will be done both during the day and evening hours.
The flushing program is done twice a year as part of the water system maintenance, and is intended to help improve water quality and extend the infrastructure’s useful lifespan.
“To ensure the highest possible water quality, we must flush the hydrants,” Superintendent Colin Stokes said. “Due to our water restrictions, we will be closely monitoring our water supply while conducting the required flushing. The schedule may change depending on water tank levels in order to maintain an adequate water supply for residents.”
The flushing schedule is as follows:
- On Oct. 6, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the King Street, Gardner Street, Union Street, Summer Street, Chestnut Street, Marion Avenue, Main Street, School Street, Elm Park and the Town Hall complex areas.
- On Oct. 7, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the Main Street, Gardner Street, Pleasant Street, School Street, Pecker Lane Street, Philbrick Street, Sylvan Street, Wharf Drive and Dewhirst Street areas.
- On Oct. 8, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the School Street, Merrit Avenue, View Hill Road, Highland Avenue, Stocker Avenue, Hardy Avenue, Baldwin Terrace, Pinewood Lane, Abbot Street, Parker Road, Parker Circle, Burke Street, Clark Road, Carlida Road, Apple Blossom Way, Cherry Tree Lane, Alyssa Drive, Dianne Circle and Deer Run areas.
- On Oct. 13, flushing will start sometime between 6-7 p.m. and take place in the School Street, Bagnall School, Apple Blossom Way, Center Street, Pheasant Lane, Stonebridge Road, Rocky Woods Road, Evergreen Lane and Hemlock Lane areas.
- On Oct. 14, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the Center Street, Salem Street, Washington Street, Hales Court, Pineau Avenue, Matthew Drive, Atwood Lane, Staunton Road, Dartmouth Street, Yale Street, Harvard Road, Murray Court and Federal Way areas.
- On Oct. 15, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the A.W. Chesterton Company, Esty Park, Washington Street and Madison Avenue areas. Starting sometime between 6-7 p.m., flushing will take place in the Washington Street, Abbot Circle, Salem Street, Center Street, Pond Street, Benjamin Street, Lanen Avenue, Hillview Drive, Lee Road, Carlton Street and Coleman Road areas.
- On Oct. 19, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the Wood Street, Nichols Village, Clara Court, Main Street, Lindsay Way, Cranton Avenue, Dwinnel Street, Broad Street, Balch Avenue, Marjorie Street, Benham Street, Fairview Circle, Groveland Commons Way, River Pines Drive and Billis Way areas. Starting sometime between 6-7 p.m., flushing will be done on Main Street, and at the Pentucket Regional Middle and High Schools.
- On Oct. 20, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the Garrison Street, Seven Star Road, Governors Road, Balch Avenue, Fairway Drive, Center Street, Rollins Street and Wyka Lane areas.
- On Oct. 21, flushing will start at 9 a.m. and take place in the Alpha Road, Muriel Road, Cannon Hill Avenue, Cannon Hill Road Extension, Briscoe Road, Francis Avenue, Homestead Lane, Bear Hill and Amber Lane areas.
Customers may temporarily experience reduced water pressure while flushing occurs in their area. Normal levels should resume once the work is completed. Customers should note that they may experience some discoloration to their water as a result of flushing, which is conducted in order to remove naturally occurring sediment from underground pipes. Any discoloration will clear in a day or two, and residents can run their water to expedite that process. Customers are advised to avoid doing laundry until water is clear, and to avoid using bleach to remove any flushing related stains because it will make the stains permanent.
For additional information, questions or concerns, please call the Groveland Water Department office at 978-556-7200.