The city's Department of Public Utilities will continue its annual flushing of the city water system through the week of May 2.

Water main flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, May 2 and Friday, May 6:

The area bounded generally by the Housatonic River on the west; Springside Avenue on the north; Holmes Road, Newell Street, New York Avenue on the east; and Pomeroy Avenue, Crofut Street, South Street, including South Street to the Pittsfield Country Club and South Mountain Road; Pecks Road, Upper North Street, West Street, First Street, South Street, and East Street area.

Hydrants will be flushed throughout the entire area.

Water mains will be flushed through hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Although flushing may cause localized discolored water and reduced service pressure conditions in and around the immediate area of flushing, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that proper levels of treatment and disinfections are maintained in the system at all times.

If customers experience discolored water, they should let the water run let the water run for a short period to clear prior to use. If discolored water or low-pressure conditions persist, contact the Water Department at 413-499-9339.