Framingham To Flush Hydrants Starting May 2 Through June 17

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham’s Water Division will conduct water main flushing via hydrants, Starting, Monday May 2. through June 17.

Flushing will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting May 2 the area to be flushed includes the neighborhood bounded by the Sudbury Town Line, Pleasant Street, Belknap Road, Edgell Road, and the Southborough Town Line.

The flushing process may cause discolored water and a reduction in pressure. The discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful.

If the condition persists, please contact the Framingham Water Division. The Water Division appreciates your patience as it works to improve the quality of drinking water provided to residents and businesses in Framingham. 

What are the benefits of flushing water mains?

Water main flushing is an effective method of improving drinking water quality and is an integral component of a water utility’s distribution system maintenance program.

Are there any short-term adverse impacts from water main flushing?

Water main flushing can cause temporary reductions in water pressure and discolored water from increased levels of dissolved iron. Discolored water due to increased levels of dissolved iron may not be aesthetically pleasing, but according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is not a public health threat. The City of Framingham Water Department is making every effort to minimize potential impacts from the program and will closely monitor water quality and water pressure while flushing mains.

Should City of Framingham customers take special precautions?

In general, customers do not have to take any special precautions. However, some customers, such as hospital and medical facilities, and businesses that use water in their manufacturing or cleaning process, may want to more closely monitor their water quality and water pressure while the City of Framingham flushing program is underway.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Water Main Flushing Program, please contact the City of Framingham’s Water Division at 508-532-6050 between the hours of 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. or please visit


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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