The Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be
flushing water mains throughout the Town beginning Monday, October
16th through Friday, October 20th. The purpose of flushing is to remove
sediment buildup in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants
and valves. The flushing may result in temporary discoloration of the
water, caused by small particles dislodged during the flushing as well as
possible reduction in pressure. Therefore, the Division recommends
restricting water usage.
Discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful. However,
the discolored water might stain your laundry, especially white materials as
well as the possible staining of plumbing fixtures. Therefore, please avoid
doing laundry during the noted flushing period and certainly while such
Prior to washing clothes, including times after the hours stated in this
notice, please check the cold water for possible discoloration. If discolored,
let the cold water run for a minute or two to begin clearing. If it does not
clear at that time, try again later. Unfortunately, the Town cannot fully
guarantee the safety of doing laundry and/or the possibility of discoloration
even during the evenings and other times of the day as the water system has
been disturbed. Therefore, please check your water carefully prior to doing
laundry and inspect the laundry before it is dried.
Hydrant flushing is performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Wellesley Water and Sewer Division appreciates your patience as we
work to improve the quality of the drinking water. If you would like
additional information, please call the Water Division at 235-7600 ext.