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POLITE NOTICE

Portsmouth Water & Fire District office will be closed Wednesday, October 16th @ 12:45 PM for training.

Columbus Day

Portsmouth Water & Fire District office will be closed Monday, October 14th.

2019 Flushing Schedule

The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. per the following schedule:

Oct. 7
East Main Road and Middle Road from Pine Tree Road to Hargraves Drive.  Hedly Street and all side streets, including Industrial Park.  Corys Lane and all side streets.  Kings Grant and all side streets. West Main Road from Hedly Street to Union Street, including Father Flanagan’s and John Street.

Oct. 8
Middle Road and all side streets to the west, Mill Lane and all side streets, West Passage Drive to Locust Avenue, Stonegate Drive, Greylock Drive, and Greystone Terrace area.

Oct. 9
East Main Road to Middle Road, from Town Hall to Union Street.

Oct. 10
East Main Road from Sherwood Terrace to Vanderbilt Lane, east to the Sakonnet River, Union Street, Jepson Lane, and all side streets.

Oct. 15
East Main Road from Lawrence Farms to Fairview Lane and side streets. Vanderbilt Lane to Sandy Point Avenue and all side streets.

Oct. 16
East Main Road from Union Street to Mitchell Lane and side streets, Oakland Farms, Bramans Lane east to Meadow Lark Lane. Sandy Point Avenue and Sandy Point Farms.

Oct. 17
Wapping Road to Old Mill Lane.  Bramans Lane and side streets.  Old Mill Lane, Indian Avenue and side streets.

The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. per the following schedule:

Oct. 21
Sprague Street and side streets from Turnpike Avenue to East Main Road, Portsmouth High School, East Main Road to Hargraves Drive from Sprague Street.

Oct. 22
Sprague Street to Freeborn Street, Turnpike Avenue and side streets; West Main Road from Statue Way to Sprague Street and side streets.

Oct. 23
Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets.

Oct. 24
Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue, Boyds Lane to East Main Road and side streets. East Main Road from Sprague Street and Child Street to Boyds Lane and side streets, including Viking Drive area.

Oct. 28
Island Park and Hummocks Point areas.

Oct. 29
East Main Road from Child Street to Clements and Aquidneck Place and side streets to Sakonnet River. Also, Common Fence Point.

Oct. 30
Common Fence Point.


Discoloration of the water is expected during and after the flushing.  Flushing in one area may create discolored water in other areas. Customers are advised to avoid washing clothes and those with hot water tanks are advised to avoid drawing hot water during the flushing hours and until any discoloration has cleared.  It is expected that the water will clear by midday after the flushing.  Customers may also experience low water pressure during the flushing.  This schedule is subject to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE OR ARE INSTALLING A LAWN IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Installation of a lawn irrigation system is required to have a backflow assembly installed per Rhode Island General Laws Title 46 Chapter 46-13 Public Drinking Water Protection. The backflow device must be approved by the Portsmouth Water & Fire District prior to installation and inspection.  Contact Mike Hebert, Cross Connection Control Manager, for more information at 401 683-2090 ext.228 Click link for full details.

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