ATTN: AUGUSTA RESIDENTS – Water District Will Be Flushing Its Pipes
If your water is supplied by the Augusta Water District, they will be flushing the water mains all next week (September 24th - 28th). How will this affect you?
As a result of the mains being flushed, it will turn your water a rusty color. They are suggesting that you avoid washing your laundry because it could cause discoloration of your clothing. Their website does not indicate that you should avoid drinking the water...however, it's probably wise (in my opinion) to always have bottled water on reserve.
According to the Great Augusta Utility District, here is the schedule for next week's flushing:
Monday, September 24, 2018–Starting at 7:30am
West side of Kennebec River: Townsend Road and Sand Hill area.
East side of the Kennebec River: Excluding the following areas: Riverside Drive north of O'Connor's, Mayfair area, Hospital Street, Eastern Avenue to Spring Road.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018–Starting at 7:30am
West side of Kennebec River: Western Avenue from Meadow Road to Pelton Hill, Old Winthrop Road, Whitten Road, Granite Hill Estates, south end of Leighton Road.
East side of the Kennebec River: Eastern Avenue from Hospital Street to Spring Road, Hospital Street from Eastern Avenue to Chelsea line, Mayfair area. Cony Road, New England Road.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018–Starting at 5:30am
West side of Kennebec River: Manchester, East Winthrop, Western Avenue from meadow Road to Pike Street, Ganneston Park, Blaine Avenue.
Thursday, September 27, 2018–Starting at 7:30am
West side of Kennebec River: Civic Center Drive from Gaywalk Street to Bog Road, Augusta Business Park.
East side of the Kennebec River: Riverside Drive from Route 3 to Vassalboro town line.
Friday, September 28, 2018–Starting at 5:30am
West side of Kennebec River: Bond Brook Road to lower State Street and Sewall Street, including Leighton Road, Water Street, west side neighborhoods from Bridge Street to Western Avenue and east of Pike Street.
If the water doesn't clear up by 9am the day after, please call: 622-3701