Manchester water main flushing to begin next week
May 21. 2018 9:34PM
MANCHESTER — Manchester Water Works will begin flushing out the city water main system next week.
The project, which begins Monday, is expected to take about five weeks to complete clearing out the 500 miles of pipes that make up the city’s water distribution system.
Work on the project will take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, which city officials hope minimizes the impact and inconvenience for customers.
Guy Chabot, deputy director of Manchester Water Works, said the flushing is a preventative maintenance program conducted every other year to help improve the city’s water quality.
The flushing will begin at the water treatment plant in east Manchester and gradually progress west until the project has been completed.
Any residential customers with special needs that would be affected should contact Manchester Water Works to learn when their area will be flushed, Chabot said.
Customers may experience a temporary slight discoloration in the water during the program because of the increased velocity flowing through the pipes.
Customers with questions can call Manchester Water Works at 792-2807.