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Daytime Hydrant Flushing Will Start Next Week in Wenham

Hydrant flushing in Wenham will happen between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays starting Oct. 29.

The Wenham Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, Oct. 29, according to Water Superintendent Erik Mansfield.

Flushing will continue for about three weeks between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some discoloration of the water may occur during this process, Mansfield said in the announcement about the flushing.

The discoloration of the water is only temporary and does not indicate a problem with the water, he said. If the water does become discolored, turn on an outside faucet to clear the water line before doing any laundry or cleaning.

The Water Department will continue to monitor the water quality during the flushing to make sure that the water remains safe to drink.

Mansfield said the Water Department apologize for any inconvenience that is caused by the flushing, but it is an important part of the system maintenance.

Contact Mansfield at 978-468-5520 extension 6 with any questions or concerns.

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