Flushing of the City of Pittsfield's Water System to Begin April 18

The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities announces that the annual flushing of the city water system will begin Tuesday, April 18. Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants over the next six weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.  Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday each week, except holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The upcoming flushing may be expected to affect the following areas:

Service in the Town of Dalton off the Cleveland WTP transmission main, through the town to Coltsville in Pittsfield, including lower Crane Avenue area and Partridge Road.

The outer Williams Street area easterly of Ann Drive, including the Ann Drive neighborhood, the Mountain Drive area, and those streets northerly of Williams Street.

Downing Industrial Park and the outer East Street area between the Housatonic River Bridge and Hubbard Ave-Dalton Division Road, to the intersection of Williams Street.

East New Lenox Road and the Williams Street area between East New Lenox Road and Holmes Road.

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.