Fall water line flushing begins in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth
As part of the ongoing maintenance of the island’s water distribution system by the Newport Water Division, the mainline flush is scheduled to take place from Sunday, Oct. 17 through Nov. 4.e in Newport and parts of Middletown and Portsmouth.
Flushing will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m. Signs will be posted in each area prior to the start of flushing.
Please note that during the rinsing process it is common to have discolored water with low water pressure. Rinsing in one area may create discolored water in other areas. If you encounter discolored water after rinsing the hydrant, run cold water faucets throughout the house (bathroom sinks and tubs, kitchen faucets, etc.) for 5 to 10 minutes. or until the water is clear. This allows discolored water to escape from your home’s interior plumbing. It is recommended to minimize the use of water during flushing hours. Please call 845-5600 for more information.
Please note that the rinse schedule suggested below is subject to change due to weather conditions.
NEWPORT WATER DIVISION FLUSH SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2021
WEEK 1 – OCTOBER 17, 2021 – OCTOBER 21, 2021
The following list of streets will be areas where standpipe flushing will take place during the week of October 17, 2021, starting in Portsmouth at the Lawton Valley Processing Plant, moving south to Middletown and Newport.
Redwood Rd., John Kesson Ln., Pasture Farm Dr., Greene Ln., Pocahontas Dr., Roy Ave., Rogers
ln., West View Rd., Squantum Dr., Oliphant Ln., Browns Ln., Vanicek Ave., Island Dr., North Dr.,
East Main Rd., Meadow Ln., Woolsey Rd., Corporate Pl., Forest Ave., Chases Ln.
Park Dr., Wyatt Rd., Berkeley Ave., Maple Ave., O’Neil Blvd., Beacon St., High St., Atlantic Dr.,
William Dr., Aquidneck Ave., Turner Rd., Honeyman Ave., Wyndham Hill Rd., Trout Dr., Hillside
Ave., Girard Ave., Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Goldenrod Dr., Continental Dr., Green End Ave.,
Boulevard, Bliss Mine Rd., Valley Rd. And John Clarke Rd.
WEEK 2 – OCTOBER 24, 2021 – OCTOBER 28, 2021
The following list of streets will include areas where the hydrant flushing will take place during the week of October 24, 2021, starting Sunday in Newport, progressing south, and Middletown Easton’s Point, moving west towards Memorial Boulevard.
Reservoir Rd., Paradise Ave., Wolcott Ave., Allston Ave., Ellery Ave., Purgatory Rd., Tuckerman
Avenue, Memorial Blvd., Broadway, Farewell St., Third St., Second St., Washington St., Malbone
Rd., Friendship St., Powell Ave., Warner St., Rhode Island Ave., Kay St., Eustis Ave., Gibbs Ave.,
Americas Cup Ave., Touro St., Connell Hwy., Catherine St., Church St., Old Beach Rd., Thames
St., Spring St., Ayrault St., Van Zandt Ave. and Bliss Road.
WEEK 3 – NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – NOVEMBER 4, 2021
The following street list will be cleaned up during the week of November 1, 2021, starting Monday evening, and will continue in Newport. * An additional rinse should be done during this week to complete areas if necessary.
Memorial Blvd., Bellevue Ave., Thames St., Spring St., Parker St., Annandale Rd., Berkeley Ave.,
Narragansett Ave., and Webster St., Leroy Ave., Shepard Ave., Ruggles Ave., Ocher Point Ave.,
Coggeshall Ave., Ledge Rd., Bateman Ave., Wellington Ave., Houston Ave., Wickham Rd.,
Brenton Rd., Harrison Ave., Carroll Ave., Beacon Hill Rd., Hammersmith Rd., Ridge Rd., Castle
Hill Ave. and Ocean Ave.
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