Merrimack Village District releases flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will flush mainlines and hydrants in these areas from April 25-29:

Baboosic Lake Road, Front Street, Nutmeg Lane, Beacon Drive, Hickory Lane, O’Gara Drive, Bedford Road, Jessica Drive, Patten Road, Berkley Street, Joppa Road, Sandhill Drive, Center Street, Juniper Way, Wire Road, Collins Ave, Mallard Point Road, Woodbury Street, Ellie Drive, Maple Street, Elm Street, Mill Street.

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 throughout the distribution system. 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.

The Merrimack Village District reassures 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 of flushing in their area.