Flushing of the city's water system through hydrants will continue between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 9 to 14.

There also will be early morning flushing activity from 3 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 10. The impacted area includes South Street/East Housatonic intersection to Charles and Wahconah streets.

Flushing is expected to affect the following areas:

• Several locations along Park, King and Onota streets near Von Nida Street, Walnut Street, West Housatonic Street, Fort Hill Avenue, South Street, and Velma Avenue.

• All of West Housatonic Street from South Street to Callahan Drive and all neighborhood streets in-between (i.e. Boylston Street, Cadwell Road, Lebanon and Cole avenues).

• West Street from Park Square continuing to Fort Hill Avenue and all neighborhood streets in-between.

• Several locations along Center Street, Valentine Road, Peck's Road, Thomas Island, Upper North and outer Wahconah streets, Lakeway Drive, and Linden Street.

• Hancock Road starting at the North Street intersection which would include the Highland and Ridge avenue neighborhood.

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

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.