Water Main Break

Published October 1, 2004 | Information Systems | Automatically Archived on 10/3/2004

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On Saturday, October 2nd at approximately 8:30 a.m. water service will be terminated on both HAYNES & WADSWORTH ROADS between the Haynes School and Route 117 (North Road) to allow for a water main repair.

This temporary interruption of service is anticipated to last SIX (6) HOURS. If your home is located in the above-mentioned area please make arrangements to be without your water during this period.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact Superintendent Albert Rezi, Jr. at (978) 443-6602.

For homes located on either Haynes or Wadsworth Roads or at an intersecting street to either of these roads, it is common to experience side effects similar to that of our Water Main Flushing Program once water is restored:

Flushing water mains may cause iron and manganese sediment to become more visible. Your water may at times appear yellow to dark brown in color (the actual minerals lifting in the water) and may also appear milky at times (air bubbles caused by the opening of the water mains). These non-health threatening minerals are known to cause staining. Be a wary consumer, to minimize the effect of these naturally occurring minerals, avoid using and / or purchasing products that contain chlorine (including automatic dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents, and any other household cleaning agents). Products free of chlorine are now available at most local grocery and department stores. Flushing also has an affect on water pressure. When in the area or your home, you may experience a reduction in the pressure coming into your home. That is because of the high pressure that is being drawn at the hydrants at the times of flushing.