Water main

City crews flush a water main in Fairfield in 2014.

City crews will begin the annual water main flushing next week.

The work will be conducted overnight between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Residents may experience temporary fluctuations in water pressure and changes in water clarity.

Officials recommend postponing laundering, dishwashing and showering during those hours.

Water main flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to ensure adequate flow and pressure is available, city officials said. The flushing also removes sediment from the pipes to help ensure optimum water clarity and quality.

If laundry becomes stained, residents should keep the clothes wet and rewash with “Rust Rover” powder. Rust Rover packets are available from the Public Works and Water Resources Department, located on the second floor of city hall.

The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 12-16

Area of Paper Mill Road, Main Street and Capitol Trail. Includes Chapel Hill, Cleveland Avenue, Creek Bend, Fountainview, George Read Village, Jenny’s Run, Lumbrook, Stafford, Windy Hills, Main Street, Middle Run Meadow, Nonantum Mills, Ridgewood Glen, The Hunt at Louviers, The Woods at Louviers, White Chapel and Wyncliff.

Area of Christianstead, Evergreen, Fairfield, Fairfield Crest, Nottingham Green, Oaklands, Philips Mill, Woodmere, West Branch and Stone Spring.

Area around Chestnut Hill Road. Includes Arbour Park, Bellevue Road, Cannon’s Gate, Cobblefield, Silverbrook, South Chapel Street, South College Avenue, Welsh Tract Road, Yorkshire and Yorkshire Woods II.

Aug. 19-23

Area bounded by Main Street, South Chapel Street, CSX tracks, Apple Road, Beverly Road and South Main Street. Includes Academy Street, Amstel Avenue, Dallas Avenue, South College Avenue, Grantham Place, Indian Road, Kells Avenue, Kent Way, Manns Avenue, Manuel Street, Lovett Avenue, Orchard Road, Park Place, Phillips Avenue, Ritter Lane, Sunset Road, Townsend Road, Winslow Road, Wollaston Avenue and Wyoming Road.

Area west of Apple Road, south of Nottingham Green, and west of Casho Mill Road. Includes Abbotsford, Binns, Briarcreek, Cherry Hill, Country Hills, Country Place, Devon, Elan, Madison Drive, Timbercreek and Williamsburg Village.

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