The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities flushing of the City water system will continue the week of May 9, marking the conclusion to the annual process. Water main flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, May 9 and Friday, May 13:
- The area westerly of the Onota Street-Housatonic River-Barker Road axis and southerly from Pecks Road to the Hancock town line, including the western sections of South Mountain Road, Tamarack Road, West Housatonic Street, and West Street.
- The following outer areas of the city: northwest, west, and south west.
Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Mains will be flushed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
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 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 the flushing program may cause.