Water gate maintenance on Boston Post Road (between Concord Road to Wayside Inn Road) has concluded.
During gate maintenance what should water users expect? District operations staff will be cleaning, repairing and replacing gate valves located on the shoulder of Boston Post Road (including intersecting cross roads) between Concord Road and Wayside Inn Road. Minimal to no traffic delays are expected.
Will water quality be influenced? Water conditions in the southwest quadrant of Sudbury (specifically homes and businesses in close proximity to this area) may notice a slight drop in pressure or briefly experience discolored water caused by reverse flows lifting mineral sediment from the bottom of the pipes and traveling with the water-flow inside the main. Running cold tap briefly will assist in clearing your service line of minerals.
Is the water safe to drink? Discoloration may sometimes linger for a few hours, it is not harmful to your health and only temporarily affects the appearance of the water, it does not influence water quality. Water conditions typically improve overnight.