The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Public Utilities announces that the annual flushing of the city water system will begin Monday, May 4. Water mains throughout the city will be flushed through hydrants over the course of four weeks to remove accumulations of pipeline corrosion products.

Mains will be flushed Monday through Friday each week, except holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The upcoming flushing for the week of May 4 may be expected to affect the following areas:

Starting at the town line on Dalton Avenue working west through Coltsville including lower Crane Avenue, Meadowview neighborhood, following Cheshire Road north.  Hubbard Avenue and Downing Parkway.

Starting at the town line on East Street working west through the McIntosh and Parkside neighborhoods. Elm Street neighborhoods west to the intersection of East Street.

Starting at the town line on Williams Street working west including Mountain Drive, Ann Drive, East New Lenox Road and Holmes Road neighborhoods.