Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday


quakertowerPORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains starting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Mains will be flushed from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue, Boyds Lane to East Main Road, and side streets; and East Main Road, from Sprague Street and Child Street to Boyds Lane and side streets, including Viking Drive area

Thursday, Oct. 3: Island Park and Hummocks Point areas

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Sprague Street to Freeborn Street, Turnpike Avenue and side streets; and West Main Road, from Statue Way to Sprague Street, and side streets

Wednesday, Oct. 9: East Main Road, from Child Street to Clements’ Marketplace and Aquidneck Place and side streets, to the Sakonnet River; and Common Fence Point

Thursday, Oct. 10: Common Fence Point

Customers should expect water to be discolored during and after the flushing. Flushing in one area may create discolored water in other areas.

Customers are advised to avoid washing clothes and those with hot water tanks should avoid drawing hot water during the flushing hours and until any discoloration has cleared.

The water should clear by midday after the flushing. Customers may also experience low water pressure during the flushing.