Water Main Flushing

The Blackstone Department of Public Works, Water Division will conduct its water system flushing program in the spring. This program is conducted annually to improve Blackstone's water quality and fire flows. Hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Hydrant flushing will continue depending on water availability and system pressures.
 
Residents may experience, temporary water pressure loss or discolored water while hydrants are being flushed in their area. 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 DPW on Elm Street. DO NOT TRY TO BLEACH STAINED CLOTHES, AS THIS WILL SET THE STAIN PERMANENTLY.
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the DPW office at 508-883-9331.