Flushing of the City Water System Continues

The Department of Public Utilities of the City of Pittsfield announces that the annual flushing of the City water system will continue next week.  Water main flushing may be expected to affect the following areas between Monday, May 5 and Friday, May 9:

  • The area bounded generally by the Housatonic River on the west, Springside Avenue on the north, Holmes Road-Newell Street-New York Avenue on the east, and Pomeroy Avenue-Crofut Street-South Street, including South Street to the Pittsfield Country Club and South Mountain Road, Pecks Road, Upper North St, West St, First St, South St, East St area.  Hydrants will be flushed throughout the entire area.

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 dirty 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.  Should dirty water be experienced, customers may wish to let the water run for a short period to clear prior to use.  Should dirty water or low-pressure conditions persist, please contact the Water Department at 499-9339.

The Department regrets any inconvenience the flushing program may cause.  Flushing is an important operating procedure that contributes significantly to the maintenance of the water quality in the water distribution system.