Aquarion to start flushing water system March 31

Aquarion Water Co. will be in Hull beginning Sunday, March 31, for the company’s spring-season water system flushing program.

Flush activities will be conducted at night and early in the morning, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, in an attempt to minimize the impact on Aquarion customers.

The program in Hull is expected to last approximately three weeks and is targeted to include the entire town. The service crew will begin on Nantasket Avenue at the intersection of Jerusalem Road and proceed east to Atlantic Avenue, then northward toward Hull High School.

During this time, customers may notice episodes of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within the piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from the pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants.

Aquarion recommends that customers in or near the target flushing areas store water in their refrigerators for drinking and cooking. If water discoloration occurs, customers should try to refrain from using hot water (for laundry, for example) and should run their cold-water faucets until the water appears clear.

Schedule information will be updated daily and is available by calling 1-800-203-7000 and or by going to Aquarion’s Alert listings on its website:

For other questions, call Aquarion’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-732-9678.