Water Main Flushing
The Blackstone Water Department will be flushing water mains to remove sediments that can cause brown and black water.
The flushing will take place from April 10 until May 18, 2017. We will flush on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All customers should be aware that water main flushing will likely cause some temporary water discoloration throughout the community. The discoloration comes from small particles of iron and manganese that are removed from the pipe walls. The 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 of charge from the Corrosion Control Facility on Elm Street. 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.