Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Water Department has begun flushing water mains throughout the City and will continue through Friday, May 26, 2023. Hydrant flushing will be performed Mondays–Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
“Flushing our hydrants is crucial to maintaining clean water throughout the community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I am grateful to the Water Department for dedicating their time to ensure the City is providing clean water to our residents.”
The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment build up in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants and valves. Hydrant flushing might result in temporary discoloration of the water – caused by small particles that dislodge during the flushing – as well as temporary reduction in pressure.
Discolored water will be temporary and is not harmful. However, the discolored water might stain your laundry, especially white materials. Therefore, please avoid doing laundry during the noted flushing period.
Prior to washing clothes, including times after the hours stated in this notice, please check the cold water for possible discoloration. If water is discolored, let the cold water run for a few minutes until water becomes clear. If it does not clear at that time, try again later. Unfortunately, the City cannot fully guarantee the safety of doing laundry and/or the possibility of discoloration even during the evenings and other times of the day as the water system has been disturbed. Therefore, please check your water carefully prior to doing laundry and inspect the laundry before drying it.
The Water Department appreciates your patience as it works to improve the quality of the drinking water. If you would like additional information, please call the Water Department at 617-394-2327.
Mayor announces Annual Earth Day Celebration – April 22 at Rivergreen Park
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the annual Earth Day Celebration will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Rivergreen Park (1 Rivergreen Dr.). All residents are invited to join us as we clean up and plant new life at Rivergreen Park in celebration of Earth Day!
Earth Day is recognized every year on April 22 to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. It also serves as a reminder to us all to take care of our planet.
There will be many activities for all ages and abilities from big lifting to sedentary tasks. Throughout the event, our community will be creating and maintaining new life by planting trees and shrubs, putting down mulch in wooded areas, mixing and spreading seed to create wildflowers and creating homes for birds. We will also be improving areas by picking up trash and debris, cleaning up the dock, raking phragmites to create nests for critters and remove invasive plant species that harm the environment and kill native plants.
In addition, there will be activities for participants after the cleanup, including a cookout and boat and canoe rides as well as demonstrations from the Everett High School and Wentworth Crew teams on the Malden River for all who participated to say thank you for helping us in this tremendous community cleanup effort.
Please register by visiting cityofeverett.com/events/celebrate-earth-day and scrolling down to the “Register Now!” section.