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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Hydrant Flushing in West Plymouth Pressure Zone

Hydrant with water rushing out of the hydrant.

As part of the annual flushing program, to improve water quality, the Water Division began flushing hydrants in the West Plymouth Pressure Zone the week of April 10, 2023. 

Weather permitting, all flushing will begin at 7:30 A.M. and continue as late as 8:00 P.M. Flushing in West Plymouth will take approximately 6 -8 weeks to complete. Freezing weather may cause delays. Please see the anticipated flushing schedule for a general guide of areas being flushed. 

The West Plymouth Zone encompasses all areas west of Standish Avenue and Westerly Road out to the Carver town line. This pressure zone has hydrants with red bonnets. See the attached map for limits of the West Plymouth Pressure Zone.

You may notice a severe drop in pressure while hydrants are flowing.

Customers are advised that some discoloration of the water is to be expected if you draw water while we are flushing near your home. If this occurs, you should wait until we are out of the area and then run cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter for several minutes and it should clear up.

As a precaution, customers are urged to check their water for discoloration prior to washing laundry. Should a load of laundry be stained by rusty water, contact the Water Division office for recommended cleaning instructions. Learn more about visiting the Water Division's webpage.

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