Water Main Flushing
The Blackstone Water Department will be flushing water mains to remove sediments. The flushing will take place from October 1st until November 7, 2013. The testing will begin at 9am and finish at 3 pm each day. All customers should be aware that wate main flushin will likely cuase some temporary water discoloration throughout the community. The discoloration comes from small particles of iron and manganese that are removed from the pipe walls. This discoloration is temporary and typically clears in four to five hours. It is recommended that residents check the water before use, especially prior to doing laundry. If rust stains appear on washed clothing or fixtures, an iron removing detergent can be obtained free or charge from the Corrosion Control Facility on
Elm St. DO NOT TRY TO BLEACH STAINED CLOTHES, AS THIS WILL SET THE STAIN PERMANENTLY.
Customers can call the water department at 508-883-9331 for further assistance.
Tips to Prevent Stormwater Runoff Pollution:
- Never dump anything down storm drains or in streams.
- Pick Up after your pet
- Compost your yard waste
- Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters