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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Spring Water Main Flushing

Acton Water District

The Acton Water District will begin its spring water main flushing program on Monday, April 10, 2023.

We will primarily be flushing water mains in Acton Center, which is roughly the area north of Route 2 to the Route 2A/119 corridor and east towards the Concord town line (East Acton). 

Customers directly impacted by flushing will be notified via automated phone call prior to the commencement of flushing.  Road signs will be placed in the vicinity of the areas being flushed prior to initiating flushing.  We will not be flushing on Monday, April 17th due to the Patriots’ Day holiday.

Discolored water and periods of low pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of, any of the streets being flushed.  Areas outside of the flushing zone may also experience some of these conditions, although the program is designed to minimize widespread impacts.  

Flushing will occur between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Monday - Thursday.  Since at any time during this period customers may experience discolored water, it is advisable to draw and store some drinking water prior to flushing in your area.  Any customers experiencing discolored water should not launder light-colored clothing, or run their dishwashers, as the minerals in the water may cause staining.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This process is necessary for improving water quality in our distribution system, exercising valves and hydrants, and to clean mineral deposits from the pipes to minimize future incidents of discolored water.

For updates on areas being flushed, please refer to the Water District web site at, or call 978-263-9107, Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  You may also follow us on Twitter @Actonwater.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we conduct this necessary maintenance activity.

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