September 21, 2020

East Providence Department of Public Works – Water Utilities Division to Begin Water Pipe Flushing Program


When: Fall 2020 (scheduled to commence on September 21, 2020).

Where: Kent Heights neighborhood, from Warren Avenue south (South Broadway to Boyd Avenue) and surrounding areas.

What: Flushing or cleaning in water distribution systems is the process of expelling water through fire hydrants to remove sediments that may have built up over time.

Why: Hydrant flushing is performed within water distributions systems on semi-annual basis to remove sediment build-up and thereby improve the water quality. Customers in flushing may experience discolored water and lower than normal water pressure. Allow your cold water to run for a short time to clear lines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Crews will perform flushing during normal business and evening hours. Property owners should expect an orange post card notice at least three to five days prior to any flushing in the respective area(s).


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