Annual Hydrant Flushing


The Town of North Andover Department of Public Works will begin annual hydrant flushing starting this week and continuing throughout the summer.  Hydrant flushing is part of the water system’s preventative maintenance program. Flushing helps to remove naturally occurring sediment from the distribution system which assists in maintaining water quality and clarity. Flushing also allows the Department of Public Works to test the hydrants for adequate flow and pressure, identify leaks in the distribution system and inspect gate valves. While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water and may cause temporary discoloration of the water. When this occurs, residents are asked to run cold water at faucets and outside spigots to help alleviate the problem.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hydrant flushing, please call North Andover Public
Works at (978) 685-0950.

Water-main work along Route 125 starting tonight (9/11)

As part of a new residential/commercial development at 1210 Osgood Street, lane closures will be in effect starting tonight along Route 125 (near Barker Street) for water connection work.  The work hours will be between 10 pm and 5 am and the project is scheduled to be completed within 3 nights.  Traffic will be able to proceed along the route, however delays should be expected. 


On Monday August 27th, Crews will be continuing with casting adjustments on Salem Street between Granville Lane and Pheasant Brook Road.  Lane closures and detour around Ingalls Street and Forest Street to Boxford Street will be in place.

Weather permitting, on Thursday (8/30) and Friday (8/31), paving will take place on portions of Boxford Street and Salem Street.  Lane closures and detours will also be in place.

GAS MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT – Night work Starting August 26th on Chickering Road (Route 125) at the Mass Ave, 9pm-5am.

Columbia Gas is continuing gas main replacement on Massachusetts Ave.  On Sunday night, August 26th, they will begin night work on Chickering Road (Route 125) at the Mass Ave. intersection.  The work is anticipated to last 2 nights, but is weather dependent.  Work hours will be 9pm to 5am.