Great Barrington: Water Department to flush hydrants, mail water bills

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The Fire District Water Department will be conducting its spring fire hydrant flushing program between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the month of April. This procedure is necessary to remove sediment build-up from the water mains and to check that fire hydrants are in good working order in case of emergencies.

During the flushing, residents may experience a discoloration of the water. Running the tap for five or 10 minutes, preferably from the tub spout, will clear it up. The Water Department states the water is safe to drink. Questions: (413) 528-0133.

The Water Department will mail out first quarter water bills on April 1. A Consumer Confidence Report will be enclosed in the mailing. Additional copies may be obtained at the Fire District office at 17 East St. or by calling the office at (413) 528-0133.


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