Water lines to be flushed in Derry Sept. 30 - Oct. 12
DERRY — The town will be flushing its water lines throughout the town's municipal water distribution system between Sunday evening, Sept. 30, and Friday, Oct. 12.
The core water system flushing will take place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize inconvenience to customers, according to a news release from the town's Department of Public Works.
Flushing of the Montgomery Farm area off Overlook Drive, including Fordway Extension, Beacon Hill Road, Settlers Lane and the Scobie Pond area up to and including the Route 28 bypass, Daniel, Debbie, Datillo and Eastgate roads, Olde Country Estates and Linlew Drive will take place between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. beginning on Oct. 14 and running through Oct. 26.
This work, which is necessary to remove any sediment from the water lines that may accumulate, is typically conducted annually and is performed by Derry Water Division employees, according to the release. The flushing program typically progresses from the Derry-Londonderry line along Route 28 South and east across the town.
Heavy commercial users will be notified by the town prior to work being done in their particular area. Any residential customers with special needs, such as in-house dialysis equipment, should contact the public works office to make their locations known so they can be notified in advance.
The work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water, which is not a health concern but may affect the taste and aesthetics of the drinking water as well as possible staining of laundry, the release said. Public Works officials said every effort is made to flush the main lines until they run clean, but some residual may enter and remain in service lines. Customers should run their service lines for several minutes until clear before doing laundry, the release said.
Anyone with specific questions about the flushing program should contact Public Works at 432-6144.
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