Date & Time:
Tuesday, September 5th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (approximately)
Dutton Road Railway Crossing
281-340 Dutton Road
Outage Duration Estimate:
Reason for Outage:
Eversource Conduit Crossing
Please be advised: On Tuesday, September 5th during the hours of 9 am – 5 pm (appox.) water service on Dutton Road (from the intersection of Old Garrison road up to 340 Dutton Road) will be temporarily suspended to allow for conduit crossing for the Eversource 115-k Transmission Line Project. The area of construction is at the Dutton Road railway crossing.
Outage duration is estimated to be 8 hours (9 am – 5 pm.) Homes and businesses located on Dutton Road (between the intersection of Old Garrison Road up to 340 Dutton Road) should plan to be without water during this period.
The road will remain open to one-lane traffic thru the construction zone, however commuters should plan for some degree of delay.
Those in close proximity to this area of town may experience fluctuating pressure (air in pipes) or discolored water (mineral sediment lifting from the bottom of the pipes and traveling with the water-flow inside the main.) Running your water after the repair is complete from a cold tap briefly will assist in clearing your service line of air and minerals. Is the water safe to drink? Slight 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.
We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work hard to restore water to this area as quickly as possible.
For further information, visit our website at www.sudburywater.com or contact our business office at (978) 443-6602.
Preparing for a planned water outage:
Fill pots on the stove with water for cooking
Fill a couple of buckets with water for washing
Fill potable water containers for drinking (assume about one gallon of drinking water per person per day)
Fill bathtubs with water and use buckets to flush toilets, a toilet will flush when approximately a gallon of water is dumped into the bowl
During a Water Outage:
Try not to operate water faucets, dishwashers, or washing machines. This will prevent air from entering your plumbing.
Once Water is Restored:
Flush your plumbing lines by opening a large tap while all other taps remain closed. The bathtub(s) in a home are ideal for this task. Open the cold-water valve in the bathtub. Listen for hissing and spitting, a sign that air remains in the line. Run the water until it is clear, and no additional air bubbles are released.