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Town of Milton Plans Fall Water Main Flushing

Milton Department of Public Works will flush water mains in the town beginning September 24.

The Town of Milton will be conducting its fall water main flushing program beginning the week of September 24, 2012 continuing until completion. Flushing will take place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., nightly.

Water main flushing is an efficient method of improving water quality and is an important part of a water distribution system maintenance program.

The flushing activity may cause discolored water due to dissolved iron. The water may not be aesthetically pleasing, but according to the environmental protection agency is not a public health threat. The Milton DPW will closely monitor the water quality.

Persons who experience discoloration should clear their water system by running their cold water for several minutes until the water is clear. 

Residents with questions are encouraged to call the DPW office at 617-898-4900 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The above release was provided by the Milton Department of Public Works.

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