The City of Greenfield will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, May 2, 2022 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 2, 2022
Barton Road from Adams Road west to Colrain Road then south to Silver Street
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Silver Street from High Street west to Colrain Road then south to Sanderson Street
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Sanderson Street from Parkway west to Colrain Road then south to Main Street
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Main Street from Highland Avenue west to Munson Street then south to Montague City Road
Friday, May 6, 2022
Montague City Road from Deerfield Street to Mountain Road then Camp Avenue to Temple Avenue
Weather Dependent: If weather is inclement the first day then flushing will start second day, etc.
Note: Please be aware that your tap water may be a little discolored in the afternoon. We encourage homeowners to run the water to clear up any discoloration prior to drinking the water or doing laundry.
Hydrants are flushed for two reasons. First, it ensures high quality water by removing any sediment, particularly from dead ends, that may have entered the system from rusting pipe work, water main breaks etc. Second, during flushing every fire hydrant in Town is exercised. This is good for the hydrant and is also a means to identify malfunctioning hydrants so they can be repaired before being needed in an emergency situation.