Hydrant/Water Main Flushing
The Halifax Water Department will start flushing the water mains on or about May 4, 2015. The mains will be flushed between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday and subdivisions (for instance, Cranberry Drive, Clyde O. Bosworth, Highland Woods, Cedar Lane) may be flushed between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This work will continue until the entire system is flushed and will take approximately two (2) weeks, weather permitting. Water users should check the water for discoloration before using it to wash light colored clothing.
The discolored water is safe for human consumption as it is caused by harmless sediment that has been stirred up from the bottom of the mains. The discoloration will clear up in a short period of time.
We apologize for any inconvenience the flushing may cause, but it must be done to maintain the quality of water to which you are accustomed.
Brown Water Complaints?
The Water Department reports that certain areas of town have been experiencing discolored water on and off for a period of time. The Water Department asks that residents call the office (781-293-1733) when it happens, even after hours. Please leave your name, address, phone number, and day and time when it happens. The Water Department will call residents back to get additional information and stop by and see what it can do.
Beginning on May 27, 2014 water restrictions will go into place. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.