THROUGHOUT THE MONTHS OF
MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY
Flushing signs will be posted in the areas of
After flushing let the cold water run for a
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL (508)775-0063
Flushing Schedule by Weeks and General Grid
Starting March 7, 2016
Grids 1A and
2A Include areas: Rte 28 east to Yarmouth Line; West to Spring Street and
Ridgewood Ave; South to Main Street. Yarmouth Road, Old Yarmouth Road north
to Hyannis Village line.
Grids 3A and
4A Include areas: Main Street and Yarmouth Road to Hyannis Village line to
Ocean Street; South to Kalmus Beach; West to Gosnold Street to Harbor Road.
Include areas: Iyannough Road (Rte. 132) south to Stevens Street; East to
Spring Street; West to Fresh Holes Road and southern part of Bearses Way.
Includes areas: Steven Street: South to Stetson Street: East to Old Colony
Road; West to West Main Street rotary.
Includes areas: Southgate Street; South to Ocean Ave; East to Hawes Avenue;
West to Greenwood Avenue.
Includes areas Airport Way: South to Barnstable Road north of airport
rotary; West to Plant Road; East to Mary Dunn Road.
includes areas: South of RTE 132 to County Seat Road; West to Lincoln Road
Ext; East to Warehouse Road.
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.