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Spring 2021 Water Main Flushing

The Acton Water District will begin its spring water main flushing program on Monday, April 5, 2021, and will continue through the month of April.  We will be flushing water mains southeast of Rt. 2/111, and east of Main Street/Rt 27 (south Acton) to the Maynard town line including High Street, School Street, Parker Street, and interconnecting streets throughout that quadrant of town.

Discolored water and periods of low pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of, any of the streets being flushed.  We will place road signs in the vicinity prior to initiating flushing on any street.  Areas outside of the flushing zone may also experience some of these conditions, although the program is designed to minimize widespread impacts. 

Flushing will occur between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM Monday - Thursday.  We will not be flushing on Monday, April 19th due to the Patriots’ Day holiday.  At any time during this period, customers may experience discolored water.  It is advisable to draw and store some drinking water prior to flushing.  Any customers experiencing discolored water should not launder light-colored clothing, or run their dishwashers, as the minerals in the water may cause staining.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  This process is necessary for improving water quality in our distribution system, exercising valves and hydrants, and to clean mineral deposits from the pipes to minimize future incidents of discolored water.

For updates on areas being flushed, please refer to the Water District web site at, or call 978-263-9107, Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  You may also follow us on Twitter @Actonwater.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we conduct this necessary maintenance activity. 


Flushing Timeline


Phase Approximate Start Date Task
 All Phases 4/5/2021 - 4/30/2021  See map of Zones
Phase 1 4/5

Zone 1 - Starting on main street near Ace Hardware and moving north to Mass ave.  Turning right on Mass ave to Piper Rd and then up to Brucewood

Phase 2


Zone 1 - Back at main street starting point and head south to school street and river street up to Chadwick.  Head up Piper to Brucewood

Kelley, Beverly, Doris, Nadine, Francine, Nylander & Abel Jones; School and Piper

Phase 3

4/8 & 4/12,

4/13 & 4/14

Zone 1 - Piper & McGreggor; All of the Woods area over to Hosmer street.  Brucewood, Redwood, Arborwood etc.

 Phase 4 T.B.A

Zone 1 - School Street toward Lawsbrook Road and side streets to include Lisa Lane, Heritage and Lexington Drive

Lawsbrook Road to the Concord line

Zone 2 -  Carriage Drive, Pondview and Gioconda 

Phase 5 T.B.A

Zone 2 -  Parker Street and move toward River

Phase 6 T.B.A

Zone 2 -  Drummer Road, Silver Hill, Broadview and Valley

Phase 7 T.B.A

Zone 2 -  High Street from Main street Faulkner Hill, Audubon Hill, Conant Street, Parker Street 

Phase 8  T.B.A Zone 3 -  Main St from High to the Maynard Line, Sylvia, Pine, and dead ends off Main Street, Conant Street from Main Street to High Street, Country Club
Phase 9  T.B.A Zone 3 -  Adams Street, Carlton Dr, Putter, Robert Rd, Gerald Circle, Puritan Rd.  
Phase 10  T.B.A

Zone 3 -  Powdermill Road, Knox Trail, Heritage Road, Westside Drive, Craig Road