Water Division

Water main flushing via hydrants to begin Monday, October 4, 2021
Image of a hydrant being flushed. Text: Framingham Public Works Hydrant Flushing Program.

The Water Department will begin conducting its Fall 2021 Water Main Flushing on Monday, October 4, through Friday, November 12, 2021.

Flushing will start in Zone 1, and the program will be conducted Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Framingham.

The areas to be flushed are bounded by Maple Street, Franklin Street, Grove Street, Blackberry Lane, and the Southborough town line.

For more information, including an anticipated schedule and what to expect once flushing begins, please visit: 


  • Distribution of a public potable water supply through a complex system of pumps, pipes, valves, and reservoirs
  • Provision of fire suppression service to the 17,000 residential and commercial accounts
  • Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Annual Drinking Water Report
  • 250 miles of pipe
  • 17,000 service connections
  • 2,000 hydrants
  • 4,800 gate valves
  • 22,000 meters
  • Four pumping stations
  • Two booster stations
  • Six above ground water tanks (storage capacity -nearly 9 million gallons)

Public water system award winner 
Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020

Image of the Water Department Management Staff and Operations Managers standing near a yellow truck

Image of Water Division Operations Staff holding an award from MassDEP

The City of Framingham’s Water Department received a Public Water System Award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in June 2021, for outstanding performance and achievements in the Large Consecutive Community Systems Category for the calendar year 2020.

The criteria used to select eligible public water systems for this award include excellent water service to the public, no violations or non-compliance issues, and efforts that support public water supply services, such as source water protection, water quality, and conservation.

Water is Life

Framingham Public Works recently made a documentary about the 50+ mile journey our water travels to reach us, the critical importance of maintenance and improvements to our infrastructure and the 27+ mile journey our wastewater travels to be treated and delivered back into the earths water cycle.