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October 17, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS

Town water line flushing continues

The town is flushing lines throughout its municipal water distribution system.

Now through Nov. 8, flushing is happening in the areas at Montgomery Farm off Overlook Drive, including Fordway Extension, Beacon Hill Road and Settlers Lane, and the Scobie Pond area up to and including By-Pass 28, Daniel, Debbie, Datillo, Eastgate Roads, Olde Country Estates and Linlew Drive.

The work is done to remove any sediment from the water lines that may accumulate. It is conducted every year. The flushing usually progresses from the Derry/Londonderry line along Route 28 south and east across town. Heavy commercial users will be notified by the town prior to work being done in their areas. Any residential customers with special needs such as in-house dialysis equipment should contact the Public Works office to make locations known.

The work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water. This is not a health concern, but officials say the water’s taste may be temporarily affected and staining could occur with laundry.

While every effort is made to flush the lines until they run clean, some residue could remain in service lines. Customers should run their lines for several minutes before doing laundry.

Any questions can be directed to Public Works at 432-6144.

Library hosts ‘One Spooky Night’

Derry Public Library will be hosting its yearly Halloween event for families, “One Spooky Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m. will be the first Shadow Puppet Show with spooky stories and shadow puppet show in the Children’s Room. At 7 p.m., trick or treat throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk.

At 7:30 p.m., it’s the second Shadow Puppet Show. This year, it’s even bigger, with stations around the library for games, fortune telling, spooky stories and more.

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