Provincetown to begin water main flushing Oct. 20

Program slated to end Nov. 14

The Provincetown Water Department announced the town's fall water main flushing program will begin on Monday, October 20, weather-permitting. The project is slated to be finished on Friday, November 14.

Water main flushing will take place between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday in Provincetown only. Truro residents serviced by the Provincetown Water Department were flushed in the spring.

The department advises residents to restrict water usage during flushing periods. Flushing may cause discoloration of water and may stain plumbing fixtures and clothing during laundering especially when hot water is used, according to an announcement from the department.

Periodic planned flushing is down to break down mineral and sediment deposits and maintain a standard of water quality. Valves and fire hydrants are also tested during the project.

A schedule of areas to be flushed each evening is available by calling the water department at 508-487-7060.

If there is time, Truro residents may be flushed again on a daytime schedule. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on