Pittsfield: Hydrant flushing resumes Tuesday

The flushing of city water mains through hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products will resume Tuesday, April 17. Mains will be flushed Tuesday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The flushing this week may be expected to affect the following areas:

- Starting at Unkamet Park Drive heading west up to North Street working north to the Broadway and Lake streets neighborhood.

- Starting at Plastics Avenue moving west on Dalton Avenue including the Allendale and Allengate neighborhoods, then moving west onto Tyler Street into the Morningside neighborhood, including Springside Avenue, pushing west to North Street.

- Lincoln and Fenn streets, Silver Lake, Wendell Avenue, and the surrounding vicinity, pushing west to North Street.

- South Mountain and Tamarack roads, Dan Fox Drive, and south to the Pittsfield-Lenox line.

For this week only, there also will be night flushing activity from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The impacted area includes South Street/East Housatonic intersection to Charles and Wahconah streets.

If customers experience discolored water, they should let the water run for a short period to clear it prior to use. Contact the Water Department at 413-499-9339 if discolored water or low pressure conditions persist.


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