DPW Begins Hydrant Flushing Program Monday, May 13

GREENFIELD – The City of Greenfield DPW will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, May 13, between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 13th

Barton Road from Adams Road west to Colrain

Tuesday, May 14th

Silver Street from High Street west to Colrain Road, then south to Sanderson Street

Wednesday, May 15th

Sanderson Street from Parkway west to Colrain Road, then south to Main Street

Thursday, May 16th

Main Street from Highland Avenue west to Munson Street, then south to Montague City Road

Friday, May 17th

Montague City Road from Deerfield Street to Mountain Road, then Camp Avenue to Temple Avenue

Monday, May 20th

Bernardston Road, Adams Road, and the Industrial Park

Tuesday, May 21st

Dead-end streets and roads

This schedule is weather-dependent. If the weather is inclement on the first day, then flushing will start on the 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 before 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 pipework, water main breaks, etc. Second, during flushing, every fire hydrant in the city 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.