The Department of Public Utilities announces that the annual flushing of the city water system will continue next week. Water main flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, May 5 and Friday, May 9:
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, South Street, East Street area.
Hydrants will be flushed throughout the entire area to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Although flushing may cause localized dirty 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.
Should dirty water be experienced, customers may wish to let the water run for a short period to clear prior to use. Should dirty water or low-pressure conditions persist, contact the Water Department at (413) 499-9339.