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Town of Pepperell

Division of Public Works

Water Division

46 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 175

Pepperell, MA 01463

The Pepperell Water Division will begin its water main flushing program in May 2015 and continue throughout the summer months or until its completion. Flushing will be conducted in the daytime, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Hydrant Flushing In Progress” signs will be posted in areas to be flushed before and during this flushing process. The signs will move with the flushing process as we progress through town. Residents in the general area can expect to be affected. Residents are advised to restrict water use while their neighborhood is being flushed to avoid drawing dirty looking, but perfectly safe water into their homes. The flushing process may cause temporary discolored water and reduced water pressure to some residents in the area during the flushing process. Also, flushing may cause minor flooding of streets. If your water does not clear up after 3 p.m., please run your COLD water into your bath tub for up to 20 minutes. Running water in the bath tub will avoid clogging the faucet aerators with sediment at your sinks. If your tap water is not clear after 24 hours, please call the Water Division at 978-433-5528.

The Water Main Flushing Program is critical for maintenance of the water supply system and improvement of water quality. It is also vital for maintenance of dependable flow for fire protection.

What can I do to prepare for flushing?

Draw water for cooking ahead of time.

Store a large bottle of water in the refrigerator for drinking.

Check for discolored water before using the washing machine or dishwasher.

Note: If your laundry becomes stained. Do Not Use Bleach and Do Not Put Your Laundry in the Dryer. Rewash clothes immediately using more detergent or a heavy duty detergent and add a rust remover. Most rust removers can also be used on stained fixtures.

The Pepperell Water Division appreciates your patience as we work to improve the quality of drinking water we provide to the residents and businesses of Pepperell.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pepperell Water Division at 978-433-5528.