Water main flushing via hydrants to begin Monday, October 4, 2021
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: www.FraminghamMa.gov/Flushing
- 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)
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.