Date: April 28, 2017
Subject: Flushing of the City of Pittsfield's Water System to Continue - Week 3
Contact: Dave Turocy, Commissioner, Department of Public Utilities, 413.499.9330
Flushing of the City of Pittsfield’s Water System to Continue May 1 – Week 3
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities’ annual flushing of the city water system will continue the week of May 1. The flushing is expected to be completed by the end of the second week in May.
Water mains will be flushed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, May 1, and Friday, May 5:
Several locations along Park Street, King Street and Onota Street near Von Nida Street, Walnut Street, West Housatonic Street, Fort Hill Avenue, South Street, and South Street to the Pittsfield Country Club, Velma Avenue and South Mountain Road.
All neighborhoods in the city north of a line drawn along the Pecks Road-Springside Avenue Elberon Axis, including Thomas Island, Wahconah Street, the Wilson Project area, upper North Street to the Lanesboro line, Ridge Avenue and the Highland Avenue areas.
The area westerly of the Onota Street-Housatonic River-Barker Road axis and southerly from Pecks Road and Tamarack Road and West Housatonic Street.
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.