Final week of Pittsfield's annual water system flushing


The city of Pittsfield's Department of Public Utilities flushing of the city water system will continue the week of May 9, marking the conclusion to the annual process. Water main flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday and Friday: The area west of Onota Street, Housatonic River and Barker Road and south from Pecks Road to the Hancock town line, including the western sections of South Mountain Road, Tamarack Road, West Housatonic Street, and West Street.

The following outer areas of the city, northwest, west and southwest will also be affected.

Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants 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 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 for a short period to clear prior to use. If discolored water or low-pressure conditions persist, please contact the Water Department at 413-499-9339.


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