Fall Flushing Program 2014
The Hyannis Water System will be conducting a Fall Flushing Program during the month of November 2014 in the villages of Hyannis, Hyannisport and West
Hyannisport. Flushing the water main is a normal preventive maintenance procedure to improve water quality, safety and test the system. This program will
help the Hyannis Fire Department’s ability to provide fire protection service and to ensure that hydrants on the system are in good working condition.
United Water operations personnel will be flushing Monday through Friday. Signs will be posted in the areas where work is being conducted. The Town of
Barnstable’s website is available to check the list of frequently asked questions and answers, the areas involved and a schedule of when flushing will
occur. This schedule will be updated regularly. Some areas may experience discolored or cloudy water during this time but this will only be temporary.
Refrain from doing laundry when flushing happens in your area and afterwards let the water run for a few minutes if discolored. For any questions, please
contact the Hyannis Water System office at 508-775-0063.
APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE DEPENDING ON WEATHER:
– IYANNOUGH ROAD FROM CAPETOWN PLAZA TO OLD STRAWBERRY HILL ROAD INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO PHINNEY’S LANE, PITCHERS WAY, LONGVIEW AVENUE, BUCKWOOD
CIRCLE, KILKORE DRIVE AND SUDBURY ROAD.
BEARSES WAY NORTH TO FALMOUTH ROAD AND IYANNOUGH ROAD / ROUTE#132. THIS
WOULD INCLUDE WALTON AVENUE, HIGH SCHOOL ROAD EXTENSION, QUAKER ROAD, FRESH
HOLES ROAD AND CORPORATION. AREAS IN AND AROUND THE CAPE COD MALL, CAPETOWN
PLAZA AND CHRISTMAS TREE SHOP PLAZA.
– STARTING FROM OLD YARMOUTH ROAD, CAMP STREET, LEWIS BAY ROAD AND
CONTINUING ON SOUTH STREET, OCEAN STREET. THIS WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO SPRING STREET, RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, CENTER STREET, YARMOUTH ROAD,
CEDAR STREET, CAMP STREET, PARK STREET, GLEASON, SCHOOL STREET AND PLEASANT
– SOUTH STREET WESTERLY TO SEA STREET AND MAIN STREET. MAIN STREET, NORTH
STREET, STEVENS STREET, BARNSTABLE ROAD, WINTER STREET UP TO THE AIRPORT
ROTARY.CHASE STREET AND PINE STREET SOUTH TO GOSNOLD STREET.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question 1: What is flushing?
Answer 1: Flushing is a method to clean the water main pipe by using high
water velocity to “flush-out” sediment and minerals that are building up
Question 2: How does this flushing happen?
Answer 2: The high water velocity is created by opening fire hydrants in the
street. In this way the whole water main pipe gets cleaned systematically.
Question 3: What other benefits does this flushing have?
Answer 3: The other benefit is the testing of the fire hydrants to make sure
they operate properly.
Question 4: What does the Hyannis Water System customer have to do?
Answer 4: If the water is discolored, let the cold water run for a few
minutes to clear the water line. Many homes have an outside spigot which
generally is your first cold water tap. Starting with this tap first will
produce quicker results to the rest of your cold water taps.
Question 5: Is flushing a health hazard?
Answer 5: Flushing is not a health hazard. The temporary discoloration of
the water is an unavoidable effect of flushing with an aesthetic value only.
Question 6: Should I do laundry when the flushing crew is working in my
Answer 6: Hyannis Water System customers should refrain from doing laundry
during flushing operations.
Customers are encouraged to call the Hyannis Water System office with any
concerns and questions at (508)775-0063.