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More water main flushing in Portsmouth next week

Discoloration of water expected before and after

Posted 10/14/20

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. under the following schedule:

• Monday, Oct. 19: Sprague Street and side …

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More water main flushing in Portsmouth next week

Discoloration of water expected before and after

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PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. under the following schedule:

• Monday, Oct. 19: Sprague Street and side streets from Turnpike Avenue to East Main Road, Portsmouth High School, East Main Road to Hargraves Drive from Sprague Street, including Atria and Immokolee Drive to Fox Run Road

• Tuesday, Oct. 20: Sprague Street to Freeborn Street, Turnpike Avenue and side streets; West Main Road from Statue Way to Sprague Street and side streets

• Wednesday, Oct. 21: Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets

• Thursday, Oct. 22: Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue, Boyds Lane to East Main Road and side streets. East Main Road from Sprague Street and Child Street to Boyds Lane and side streets, including Viking Drive area

• Tuesday, Oct. 27: Island Park and Hummocks Point areas

• Wednesday, Oct. 28: East Main Road from Child Street to Clements’ and side streets to Sakonnet River; and Common Fence Point

• Thursday, Oct. 28: Common Fence Point

According to the District, discoloration of the water is expected 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 are advised to avoid drawing hot water during the flushing hours and until any discoloration has cleared. The water is expected to clear by midday after the flushing. 

Customers may also experience low water pressure during the flushing. This schedule is subject to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. 

If you have questions about the flushing date for your property, visit https://portsmouthwater.org/flushing-schedule.

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