Published in the April 27, 2016 edition

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Water District will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, May 2 through Tuesday, May 31.

Most flushing will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Residents may experience rusty water for a short time, but by running the cold water, service lines should clear.

Discoloration may stain laundry, especially white materials. Residents are asked to check their water prior to doing laundry and delay doing the laundry until the any discoloration of the water clears up. Washing a dark load is recommended first after flushing is completed.

If, after flushing, the water pressure or volume seems low, residents should clean faucet screens to remove any silt or sediment that may be obstructing water flows.

Flushing of hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity. Flushing allows the District to remove sediments or other solids that might collect in the water mains. Flushing will also help to maintain water quality and fire flows in the distribution system.

The Lynnfield Water District serves the southern one-third of the town of Lynnfield. More information about the District can be obtained at If customers have any questions, they may contact the District at 781-598-4223.