The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities announces that the annual flushing of the city water system will continue Monday, April 24, marking the second week of a six-week effort. Water mains will be flushed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Water mains throughout the city will be flushed to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products. Flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, April 24, and Friday, April 28:
The Williams Street area between Ann Drive and the Pomeroy Avenue–Crofut Street intersections, including Pomeroy Avenue, Elm Street and all streets between, and the Ann Drive and the Juliana–Brookside Drive neighborhood.
Holmes Road from Elm Street to the Lenox town line, including the Plumb Street area.
East New Lenox Road between Williams Street and the Lenox town line.
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.