Welcome to The Town of Barnstable!
Flushing signs will be posted in the areas of work
After flushing let the cold water run for a few minutes.
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL (508)775-0063
Flushing Schedule by Weeks and General Grid Areas
Starting April 16, 2023
Week #1 (Night Flushing) (Pink Route)
Grids 1-A,B,C and 2-A,B,C and 3-A, B Included streets in these areas: Camp Street, Mary Dunn Road, Airport Road, Iyannough Road, Rte. 132, including the Cape Cod Mall, Main Street.
Week #2 (Night Flushing) (Blue Route)
Grids 1-C,D and 2-B,C,D and 3-B,C Included streets in these areas: Falmouth Road and Rte. 28, Walton Avenue, Compass Circle, Bacon Road, High School Extension, Phinney’s Lane from (#943-#1200), Old Strawberry Hill Road from Phinney’s Lane to Falmouth Road, and Pitcher’s Way.
Week #3 (Night Flushing) (Orange Route)
Grids 2-D and 3-B, C,D also 4-B,C Included in these areas: West Main Street, Barnstable High School, Old Craigville Road, Old Town Road, Sea Street, Ocean Avenue and Straightway.
Week #4 (Night Flushing) (Yellow Route)
Grids 3-A, B,C 4-A,B,C,D Included streets in these areas: Scudder Avenue, Greenwood Avenue, Marston Avenue, Hyannis Avenue, Wachussett Avenue, Dale Avenue, Squaw Island, Ocean Street, Gosnold Street, and Smith Street.
Week #5 (Day Flushing)
All streets North & East from Lewis Bay. toward Falmouth Road / Rte. 28. North & West out towards Phinney’s Lane. Grids 1-A, B, C, D and 2-A will be flushed this week.
Week #6 (Day Flushing)
We will continue South on Phinney’s lane working all side streets East & West heading toward Craigville Beach Road and the Avenues neighborhood. Grids 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D will be flushed this week.
Week #7 (Day Flushing)
Working North & South of Falmouth Road / Rte. 28 and all streets East & West will be flushed during this week. Grids 2-C, 3-C, 4-C on the map can be referenced for more detail.
Week #8 (Day Flushing)
The rest of the system East of Bearse’s Way heading South. North & South of Main Street and all side streets until we reach Ocean Avenue and Hawes Avenue. Grids 2-B, 3-A, 4-A, B on the map can be referenced for more detail.
Should you have any questions or need additional information please let us know.
Operations Manager, Veolia
Hyannis Water System
Question 1: What is flushing?
Question 2: How does this flushing happen?
Answer 2: The high water velocity is created by opening fire hydrants in the street. In this way the whole water main pipe gets cleaned systematically.
Question 3: What other benefits does this flushing have?
Answer 3: The other benefit is the testing of the fire hydrants to make sure they operate properly.
Question 4: What does the Hyannis Water System customer have to do?
Answer 4: If the water is discolored, let the cold water run for a few minutes to clear the water line. Many homes have an outside spigot which generally is your first cold water tap. Starting with this tap first will produce quicker results to the rest of your cold water taps.
Question 5: Is flushing a health hazard?
Question 6: Should I do laundry when the flushing crew is working in my area?
Customers are encouraged to call the Hyannis Water System office with any concerns and questions at (508)775-0063.