Fall Flushing Begins October 9


Hanson Water Department


The Hanson Water Department will begin flushing its water mains (weather permitting) from:

October 9, 2018 through mid-November

Flushing will take place between the hours of 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday and evenings 7pm to midnight Monday through Thursday starting at the High Street Tank heading south towards Main Street.  The water mains will be flushed systematically by opening fire hydrants for a brief period.

During the flushing operation, customers may notice discoloration of their water and fluctuations in water pressure.  We encourage customers to refrain from drawing water while flushing is being conducted in their neighborhoods to avoid potential staining of laundry, appliances and plumbing fixtures. 

The flushing program serves two important functions.  First it minimizes the build-up of mineral and other sediments, that over time can affect water quality and water flows through the pipe.  Secondly, it allows the Water Department to verify the fire hydrants are working properly and available for fire protection.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your support in our efforts to supply clean safe water.