DERRY — The town will begin flushing water lines throughout the municipal water distribution system on Sunday, April 25 through Friday, May 7, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The work will help maintain the water quality throughout Derry to ensure safe drinking water for residents and businesses.
The flushing program typically begins at the Derry/Londonderry town line and progresses along Route 28 southerly and easterly across the town.
Heavy commercial users and customers identified with certain sensitivities will be notified by the town prior to work being done in their particular area. Any customers with special needs such as in-house dialysis equipment should contact the town to make their locations known so they also may be notified in advance.
The work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water. This is not a health concern but could affect the taste as well as possible staining of laundry.
While every effort is made to flush the main lines until they run clean, some residual may enter and remain in service lines. Customers should try to limit their water use during the hours of flushing to keep discolored water from entering their service lines. Customers should run their service lines for several minutes until clear before doing laundry.
Anyone with questions can call 603-432-6147.