The final week of flushing the city's water system is underway. Water mains will be flushed through hydrants between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 16-20, in the following areas:

• Cascade and Churchill streets.

• West Street from Fort Hill west including Meadow Ridge Drive, Lillybrook Road and Westbrook Terrace.

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

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.