The Hyannis Water System will be conducting the Annual Flushing Program
during the months of March, April and May 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 regarding
fire flows. This program will ensure the Hyannis Fire Department’s ability
to provide fire protection service and to ensure that all hydrants on the
system are in good working condition.
United Water operations personnel will be flushing Monday thru Friday 8am to
3pm. Signs will be posted in the various 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
Hyannis Water Flushing Schedule by Weeks and General Grid Areas Starting March 25, 2013
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.
Grid 2B Include areas: Iyannough Road (Rte. 132) south to Stevens Street;
East to Spring Street; West to Fresh Holes Road and southern part of Bearses
Grid 3B Includes areas: Steven Street: South to Stetson Street: East to Old
Colony Road; West to West Main Street rotary.
Grid 4B Includes areas: Southgate Street; South to Ocean Ave; East to Hawes
Avenue; West to Greenwood Avenue.
Grid 1B 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.
includes areas: Mitchells Way and Pitchers Way south to Simmons Pond; East
to West End rotary; West to Straightway.
Includes areas: Festival Plaza; South to Corporation Road; West to
Castlewood; East to Airport Road.
Includes areas: Craigsville Beach Road; South to Crossway; East to First
Avenue; West to Seventh Avenue.
Includes areas: West Main Street; South to Craigsville Beach Road; West to
Hyannis Village line; East to Straightway.
Includes areas: North and South of RTE 28; West to Hyannis Village line;
East to Pitchers Way including potions of Old Strawberry and Castlewood
Includes areas: North to Old Strawberry from the Hyannis Village line; South
to Midway; West to Hyannis Village line; East to Statice Lane to Sunbeam
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.