Dedham-Westwood Water District to Flush Water Mains via Hydrants in Westwood Starting May 8


In order to improve water quality and identify system deficiencies, the Dedham-Westwood Water District will begin flushing water mains via hydrants in Westwood, starting with Phase I on Wednesday, May 8th through Friday, May 10th.

The first area that will be flushed in Phase I on May 8th will be Canton Street (from East Street to University Avenue) along with Station Drive, Partridge Drive, and Hemlock Drive.

Signs will be placed in neighborhoods being affected by flushing, indicating when flushing will take place.

An anticipated daily flushing update will be available on the district’s flushing web page at Flushing operations will be conducted in Westwood in a number of phases over approximately five weeks, on Mondays through Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Water customers may experience discolored water and temporarily reduced water pressure. The water district says that the discolored water comes from sediment and mineral deposits inside the water pipes and is potable. However, drinking it is not recommended. Discoloration may be alleviated by running cold water at the lowest pressure point in the home, allowing sediment to run out.

During flushing operations, affected customers should avoid using hot water, their washing machines, and dishwashers.

Thanks to Dedham-Westwood Water District for sharing this news with Westwood Minute.

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