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April 3, 2013

Danvers to start flushing water mains Monday

DANVERS — The Water Division will begin the spring ritual of flushing water mains starting Monday.

When the mains are flushed, residents may notice some discoloration of the water at first. Residents are advised to run the cold water for a few minutes to clear it out. If that doesn’t work, they should contact the Water Division at 978-762-0230.

The flushing of hydrants is done every spring to remove sediment that has settled out and collected in the system for the past year, said Aaron Cilluffo, supervisor of the Water Division. The work will be done both day and night.

The program will begin in the northern part of town at the Middleton line, and crews will work in a southeasterly direction before finishing in Danversport. The first section of town to have its mains flushed will be between routes 62 and 114 from Middleton to the Interstate 95 corridor. Work in this part of town should last three days. The town’s website,, will carry a weekly update.

Officials expect the flushing program to take four weeks.

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