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Posted on: March 30, 2015


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The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 6, 2015 (weather permitting). Water Division personnel will be flushing daily from 4:00 P.M. until finished, Monday through Friday for four consecutive weeks, or until finished.

The flushing will begin on all streets in Pelham, the northern portion of Echo Hill, Allen Mill Road, Jenks Street, Ward Street, Thayer Street, South East Street near the Fort River School, Main Street and all streets northerly of College Street and bordered by Strong Street. The center of Town, North and South Prospect Streets and all streets westerly of North Pleasant and South Pleasant Streets, including University Drive and all streets adjacent to the University of Massachusetts Campus will be done during this phase.

The second section will be all streets northerly of Strong Street and the University of Massachusetts Campus including all apartment complexes, the Cushman area, East Pleasant Street, North Pleasant Street and North Amherst area.

The third section will include all streets northerly of Shays Street to Northampton Road and College Street including South Pleasant Street, South East Street, Valley View, Mill Lane, Colonial Village, Belchertown Road, Stanley Street, Amherst Fields, the entire southern portion of Echo Hill and all apartment complexes.

The fourth and final section will be in the South Amherst area and proceed northerly on all streets and will also include all apartment units involved in this area. It will include all streets southerly of the Crocker Farm School, Shays Street, the area bordering the South Amherst common, Station Road and also the water distribution system on Warren Wright Road, North Street and Route #9 in Belchertown.

Residents may experience water discoloration and low pressure during this period. Running your water will clear up any discoloration.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Public Works Department at (413)259-3050 X-0.

cc: UMass Physical Plant
Amherst College Physical Plant Fire Department
Hampshire College Physical Plant Police Department
Belchertown Selectmen Amherst Bulletin
Pelham Selectmen Daily Hampshire Gazette

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