Merrimack Village District lines to be flushed

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Village District will flush mainlines and hydrants in several areas from Monday-Friday, April 20-24.

Flushing will take place on Acacia Street, Arbor Street, Beech Street, Bryce Drive, Camp Sargent Road, Cedar Lane, Continental Boulevard, Craig Drive, Cross Street, Douglas Street, Executive Park Drive, Kelly Way, Laurel Street, Merrill Road, Northwood Drive, Premium Outlet Boulevard, Sarah Drive, Spruce Street, Talant Road, Whittier Road and Wintergreen Drive. Streets in the vicinity may also be affected.

Flushing will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Flushing is done to maintain water quality. This program involves opening flushing valves to create increased water flows, which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sedimentation in the pipelines. It may cause minor flooding of streets and slight discoloration of water and/or a short period of low pressure. Areas surrounding these streets may also experience water discoloration.

The Merrimack Village District would like to reassure customers that the water is safe to drink and any discoloration should clear up in two to three hours.

Residential customers with special water needs for medical reasons are urged to call 424-9241, ext. 100, to be notified in advance of flushing in their area.