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Hydrant Flushing Starts This Week

The flushing should take about four weeks.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
The Danvers Water Division will be conducting the annual flushing program of the water distribution system beginning on Monday, April 7. 

The town flushes the hydrants each spring to remove sediment that has settled and collected in the system. 

The flushing is expected to take about four weeks. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. 

The town will start at the northern part of Danvers at the Middletown line and hydrants will be flushed in a southeasterly direction, finishing in the Danversport part of town.  

Danvers has been divided into six sections with the first section between Routes 62 and 114 from the Middleton line to the Route 95 corridor. The Water Division expects to work in the first section for about three days. 

You may notice some discoloration when you first turn on the water. Please run cold water first for a few minutes to clear out any discoloration. The Water Division said it should clear up on its own within an hour. If you have any lasting problems, contact the water division at 978-762-0230.

The town will also provide the weekly schedule on its website.

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