Town-wide Hydrant Flow Testing will be conducted Wednesday, October 14th through Friday, October 16th (during the approx. hours of 10 am-5 pm.)
How will this effect you? During testing hours you may notice a temporary drop in pressure or discolored water which is normal and should subside overnight. Even though flow testing may not be directly on your street, connecting streets COULD experience some, all, or none of the same affects as that of the actual test location. Avoid drawing in mineral sediment by limiting water intake between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.
What is a hydrant flow test used for? A Hydrant flow test also known as fire-flow test is an important tool used to determine pressure and flow-producing capabilities at a specific location within a water distribution system. This data establishes the measurement water pressure available for fire fighting and may also reveal pipeline problems, such as flow-reducing tuberculation, water-wasting leaks, and closed valves.
Questions or concerns may be addressed by contacting our business office during regular office hours (978) 443-6602.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.