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October 2, 2013

Hydrant flushing scheduled in West Newbury

WEST NEWBURY — The West Newbury Water Department will begin its fall hydrant flushing on Saturday night. The process will start at 10 p.m. with hydrants in the area of Pentucket Regional High School and along Main Street from the Groveland town line to the Newburyport town line.

Flushing will continue through 5 a.m. on Sunday.

On Monday, Oct. 7, daytime flushing will begin on secondary roads and continue through Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No flushing will be scheduled over the weekend of Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 and on the holiday on Monday, Oct. 14.

Flushing hydrants will cause the water to become discolored as sediment is removed from the system, and property owners may experience intervals of low water pressure, as well. Before doing laundry, residents are advised to run the cold water to make sure it runs clear. Try to avoid using bleach whenever possible, as it will cause the iron and manganese to permanently stain clothes.

If rust does stain clothing, do not machine dry. A product called “Iron Out” that will help take the stain out during washing is available at the Water Department office. Officials recommend that homeowners refrain from washing laundry after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, through the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 6.

Starting on Monday, Oct. 7, residents should only plan on washing laundry during the evening hours, after 6 p.m. when flushing is not scheduled. Continue to wash laundry in the evening until Friday, Oct. 18, when flushing will be completed.

For more information, call the Water Department at 978-363-1100, ext. 127.

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