The City of Pittsfield will be finishing up its schedule of flushing the city's water system next week, beginning on Monday, May 17th.  

According to a communication from the Office of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, Monday will mark the fourth and final week for the flushing of the City of Pittsfield’s water system. Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through fire hydrants to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.  

Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  

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The upcoming flushing for this week may be expected to affect the following areas - Cascade and Churchill streets; West Street from Fort Hill west including Meadow Ridge Drive; Lillybrook Road; and Westbrook Terrace.  

Although the flushing may possibly cause localized discoloration of water and could also reduce service pressure conditions in and around the immediate area of flushing, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that proper levels of treatment and disinfections are maintained in the system at all times.  

Customers are reminded that if they experience discolored water, they should let the water faucet run for a short period of time to clear it prior to use. If discolored water or low-pressure conditions persist, you can contact the Water Department at 499- 9339.  

The water department says that flushing is an important operating procedure that contributes significantly to the maintenance of the water quality in the water distribution system in the city, and they regret any inconvenience that the system flushing may cause during this time. 

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