NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Water Department has delayed water main flushing in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road and the Industrial Park areas by one week. Flushing was scheduled to start on Monday, April15th and continue through Thursday, April 18th from at 9:00 PM and continuing until 3:00 AM. According to the new schedule flushing will start on Monday, April 22nd and continue through Thursday April 25th. The times will remain the same.
“The flushing program is an integral component of the water department’s maintenance program,” said Russ Carpenter, water and sewer superintendent. “The program enhances the water quality for the area’s residents and businesses.”
Carpenter said water main flushing may cause temporary reduction in water pressure throughout the water system and in some cases may cause discolored water which is not harmful.
“We recommend that water use be minimized during the flushing operation including using water to wash clothes and dishes,” said Carpenter. “Please check your water before use. If it is discolored, run the cold water until it clears.”
For more information, call the water department at 767-2200, ext. 320 or ext. 305 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.