Tuesday, April 17 marks the start of week two for the flushing of the City of Pittsfield’s water system. Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants over the next four weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday each week, except holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The upcoming flushing for 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.-3 a.m. The impacted area includes South Street/East Housatonic intersection to Charles and Wahconah streets.
Although flushing may cause localized discolored water and reduced service pressure conditions in and around the immediate area of flushing, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that proper levels of treatment and disinfections are maintained in the system at all times. If customers experience discolored water, they should let the water run for a short period to clear it prior to use. If discolored water or low pressure conditions persist, please contact the Water Department at 499-9339.
Flushing is an important operating procedure that contributes significantly to the maintenance of the water quality in the water distribution system. The department regrets any inconvenience during this time.