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Posted on: August 5, 2019

2019 Water Main Flushing

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The Public Works and Water Resources Department will begin its 2019 water main flushing program on Monday, August 12, 2019. Water main flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure is available. Additionally, flushing also removes sediment from the pipes to help ensure optimum water clarity and quality. In an effort to reduce the impact on our customers, the City is planning to flush the water mains overnight between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Water main flushing is scheduled to begin Monday, August 12, and run through August 23. Updates and any schedule changes will be posted online, via the City’s social media outlets, on Newark TV Channel 22, and in local newspapers. 

Schedule 

Monday, August 12, 2019 – Friday, August 16, 2019 

Area of Paper Mill Road, Main Street and Capitol Trail. Includes Chapel Hill, Cleveland Avenue, Creek Bend, Fountainview, George Read Village, Jenney's Run, Lumbrook, Stafford, Windy Hills, Main Street, Middle Run Meadow, Nonantum Mills, Ridgewood Glen, The Hunt at Louviers, Woods at Louviers, White Chapel and Wyncliff. 

Area of Christianstead, Evergreen, Fairfield, Fairfield Crest, Nottingham Green, Nottingham ManorOakland’s, Philips Mill, Woodmere, West Branch and Stone Spring. 

Area around Chestnut Hill Road. Includes Arbour Park, Bellevue Road, Cannon's Gate, Cobblefield, Silverbrook, South Chapel Street, South College Avenue, Welsh Tract Road, Yorkshire and Yorkshire Woods II. 

Monday, August 19, 2019 – Friday, August 23, 2019 

Area bounded by Main Street, South Chapel Street, CSX tracks, Apple Road, Beverly Road and South Main Street. Includes Academy Street, Amstel Avenue, Dallas Avenue, South College Avenue, Granthum Place, Indian Road, Kells Avenue, Kent Way, Manns Avenue, Manuel Street, Lovett Avenue, Orchard Road, Park Place, Phillips Avenue, Ritter Lane, Sunset Road, Townsend Road, Winslow Road, Wollaston Avenue and Wyoming Road. 

Area west of Apple Road, south of Nottingham Green, and west of Casho Mill Road. Includes Abbotsford, Barksdale Estates, Binns, Briar Creek, Cherry Hill, Country Hills, Country Place, Devon, Elan, Madison Drive, Timbercreek, and Williamsburg Village. 

All flushing is to be performed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

Tips for Residents 

As flushing of water mains is conducted, you may experience fluctuations in water pressure and changes in water clarity. These changes are temporary. 

If you experience discoloration, please wait approximately 30 minutes for our flushing crew to move out of the area, then run cold water in a bathtub or basin sink until clear. Residents are advised to postpone laundering, dish washing and showering between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day during this week to avoid discolored water and possible water pressure fluctuations. If your laundry becomes stained, keep the clothes wet and rewash with "Rust Rover" powder. Rust Rover packets are available from the Public Works and Water Resources Department located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. 

Reminder: Please make sure to register for utility notifications using the InformMe Citizen Notification System

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