Hydrant Inspection/Flushing Information

Beginning April 27, 2017 and continuing through Fall 2017 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday, fire department personnel will be conducting fire hydrant inspection and flushing throughout the city weather permitting. During this activity residents may experience discoloration in their drinking water. This is due to iron deposits in the water main becoming dislodged during the flushing of the hydrants. This discoloration DOES NOT cause a health risk, however residents are encouraged to run water through the lowest fixture in your home until the discolored water becomes clear. Also please DO NOT do laundry during this period of discolored water.  Below is a list of the day/s fire hydrant inspection/flushing will be performed in your area. However due to emergency calls and weather conditions, we can only specify the area that will be flushed and NOT any particular street on any given day.

Should residents have any questions or concerns please call the Utilities Division at 617-796-1640 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM or the Police Control Center at 617-796-2100 during non-business hours. Listed below are the days and areas that hydrant inspection and flushing will be performed.

Monday

Newton Corner
Newtonville
Nonantum
Upper Falls
Newton Highlands
Waban

Tuesday

Lower Falls
Auburndale
West Newton
Newton Corner

Wednesday

Upper Falls
Waban
Newton Highlands
Oak Hill
Lower Falls
Auburndale
West Newton

Thursday

Newton Centre
Chestnut Hill

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