The hydrant flushing program for all fire hydrants on the Town of Newton water system will begin on Friday June 2, 2023 and run through Friday, June 9, 2023. The flushing for the water customers in Sparta and Andover will be conducted on Friday, June 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The flushing for the water customers in Newton will be conducted from Sunday, June 4, 2023 through Friday, June 9, 2023 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
The flushing schedule will be interrupted only for inclement weather or emergency utility work. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by the flushing operations.
During the above dates, water customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. These conditions result from the dislodging of materials in the water distribution mains. The discoloration of the water is not harmful and will disappear shortly. However, it is strongly recommended that water customers refrain from laundering clothing while the water is discolored. Washing clothes with discolored water, which is caused by iron, may result in permanent stains on some fabrics.
Flushing of all fire hydrants in the water system is a regular operation of the Newton Water Department, which is generally repeated twice each year during the spring and fall seasons to prevent a heavy build-up of iron in the distribution lines.