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Spring 2019 Unidirectional Water Main Flushing Begins

ZONE II SPRING UNIDIRECTIONAL WATER MAIN FLUSHING is scheduled to begin APRIL 24th. Flushing will originate on Hudson Road at the intersection of Fairbanks Road heading northwest toward the lakes region and town line. Flushing will continue throughout the “remainder” of ZONE II.

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Kindly Note: A portion of ZONE II was flushed in 2018. If your street or neighborhood is located within ZONE II but has been omitted from the Spring 2019 UDF Street Index it denotes flushing was conducted and completed during the previous season (flushing begins where it left off.)

Why is flushing necessary? As an essential part of our system’s maintenance program during the spring and fall of each year, Sudbury Water District opens hydrants in an effort to clear our  water mains of sediment and mineral build up. This practice not only extends the life of our water mains but improves water quality.

To cleanse our distribution system, hydrants are systematically opened to increase flows, allowing the accumulated mineral sediment to “flush”  from the pipes. Though flushing won’t interrupt your water service, when crews are working in your area, you may notice a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water. This is normal. After flushing hours (M-F 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or occasional evenings (after 8 p.m. only when noted) simply run a cold faucet briefly until the water runs clear, drawing out sediment from your service line.

Stay informed of flushing route changes by subscribing to our email database or simply check back to our flushing page as often as you like.

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