Spring 2023 Water Main Flushing




The Groton Water Department will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution system on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 thru Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. All water main flushing occurs during the daytime hours only. We anticipate the flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete. You will experience low water pressure and discolored water during the flushing effort and we apologize for this inconvenience.

If you experience a prolonged period of discolored water, please run numerous cold water taps simultaneously for 5 to 10 minutes or until it clears up.

This is the time to thoroughly flush your hot water tank.

The water distribution system flushing program is subject to change without notice and the dates listed below are approximate only!

Please be sure to call our offices between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. for the most up to date location of the Flushing Program or check our web site at www.grotonwater.org

Typical hours of flushing range from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Area 1 – April 11th, 12th & 13th: Orchard Lane, Schoolhouse Road, Hemlock Park Drive, Chestnut Hill Road; 12th and 13th – Martins Pond Road Hollis Street, Champney Street, Middle School Complex, Main Street, Lowell Road, Lost Lake Drive.

Dead- Ends – April 14th: Lost Lake Area, Common Street, Longley Road, Sheple Lane , Deerfield Drive, Allans Trail

Area 2 – April 19th and 20th: Duck Pond Drive, Hidden Valley Road, Whiley Road, Boston Road, Forge Village Road, Hayden Road, Sandy Pond Road, Robin Hill Road, Quail Ridge Road, Stonebridge / Old Carriage Path, Gilson Road and Bayberry Road.

Area 3 – April 25th: Old Ayer Road, Boston Road, Lovers Lane, Elm Street, Pleasant Street, Farmers Row to Broad Meadow, Lawrence Academy Campus.

Area 4 – April 26th:  Farmers ROW, Higley Street, Groton School Campus, Shirley Street, Joy Lane, Culver Street, Smith, Dolan Drive.

Area 5 – April 27th:  West Street, Whiting Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Mill Street, Gratuity Road, Fitch’s Bridge Road, Nod Road, North Main Street, Riverbend Drive, Wintergreen Lane.

Area 6 – May 2nd: Cow Pond Road, Painted Post, Amanda’s Way, and all other dead-ends and side streets.

If you have any questions regarding the flushing program, specific daily locations or if you are experiencing prolonged periods of dirty and/or discolored water, please contact the Water Department Office during our business hours, Monday 8-7 Wednesday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday 8-1 at 448-1122.