Hydrant Flushing and Maintenance

The Town of Maynard will be flushing hydrants during the day the week of October 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Evenings between 8:00 p.m. and Midnight.  This will allow our employees to flush a greater number of hydrants that haven’t been flushed for several years.

Hydrant flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system.   Flushing also allows the Public Works Department to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure.

While flushing hydrants near your home, you can expect to see a temporary discoloration of water in your home.  High velocity flows scour particles (sediment) from inside the water mains.  While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water.  This sediment is harmless and the water may be safely consumed.  The discoloration will dissipate quickly.  After we have finished flushing in your area, run your water faucet to flush out the service line to your house.

Discolored water will stain light colored laundry.   Once hydrant flushing is done in your area, please make sure that both your hot and cold water are running clear.   There are a number of products at the hardware or grocery store that can be added to your laundry to prevent stains.  Some of these products are Iron Out, Rust Be Gone, Yellow Out.

The following list of streets will be flushed during the week of October 14, 2015 starting on Wednesday:

Carriage Lane, Puffer Road, Kristen Lane, Chance Farm Lane, Lantern Lane, Marlboro Road,  Vose Hill Road, Cutting Drive, Dettling Road, Old Marlboro Road, B Street, South Street, North Street, Field Street, Marlboro Street, Woodridge Road, Barilone Circle, Turner Road, Sarah Lane, Maybury Road, Little Road and Parker Street from the Sudbury line to the intersection of 117

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.