As part of our ongoing maintenance program, the Westford Water Department will begin a comprehensive flushing program of the water mains, in the northern, Graniteville, and Nabnasset sections of town. Flushing will begin Monday, April 14, and we are anticipating completion on June 13. Flushing will be completed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. This schedule is subject to change as weather conditions and length of flushing times may vary. Please check the website for updates (westfordma.gov/water). Periodic flushing is performed to maintain water quality throughout the distribution system. This program involves opening fire hydrants and flushing valves to create increased water flows which dislodge and clean out naturally occurring sedimentation in the pipelines. Minor flooding of streets, periods of low pressure and/or periods you may be without water could occur. Discolored water may result from the flushing so we recommend that you fill bottles with water for use during this time. If you experience colored water after the scheduled completion time, please run the cold water for 5 to 10 minutes to clear your service line. If your water does not clear or if you have concerns regarding this flushing please call the Water Department at 978-692-5529. Please avoid washing clothes during the dates and times above. Westford Water Department reassures customers the water is safe to drink and any discoloration should clear up after the water is run a few minutes. Sent out by Mark Warren, environmental compliance manager, Westford Water Department.