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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:42

NPU schedules flushing of water system for 2017


Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin the annual flushing of its water system for 2017 during the week of June 26. This work is expected to be complete before August 1st.

NPU will flush its water system by opening hydrants throughout its service area with initial focus on the biggest mains that feed larger service areas in Norwich. Once complete, localized flushing of smaller mains in neighborhoods will take place throughout the summer (2017 schedule below).

There are 1,385 hydrants on the NPU system and the utility is scheduled to flush nearly 400 this summer as part of a three-year cycle. In almost all instances, this work, which is done by NPU crews, will take place between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The flushing of a water system on a regular basis helps remove sediments that build up within its pipes and ensures that NPU customers will be delivered water with sufficient oxygen, disinfectant levels and an acceptable taste and smell.

During and immediately after the flushing of the NPU water system, customers may experience a slight and short-term discoloration of their water. Customers are advised to open their cold water tap and allow the water to run for a few minutes at full velocity which should resolve the issue. It is possible for these issues to arise anywhere on the NPU water system while the flushing process is underway.

For any concerns, customers are encouraged to contact the NPU Customer Service Center at 860.887.2555.

Schedule for flushing of NPU water system – 2017:

Otrobando Avenue, lower Connecticut Avenue, West Town Street, Clinton Avenue, Wawecus Street, Town Street, East Town, and Washington Street areas

Washington Street, Lafayette Street, Sherman Street, New London Turnpike, Dudley Street, Asylum Street areas towards West Main Street

Salem Turnpike, Briar Lane, Henry Street, Laura Boulevard, and West Main towards Chelsea Harbor

Thames and West Thames, Dunham Street and New London Turnpike

Washington Street and Broadway to Chelsea Harbor

Boswell Avenue and North Main Street through Greenville and Norwich Avenue into Taftville

Canterbury Turnpike and Harland Road into Occum

Laurel Hill Avenue and Route 12 into Preston

East Main Street and Hamilton Ave.


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