The Town of Ayer Department of Public Works will begin the semi-snnual flushing program of the town's water mains the week of Oct. 1.

The flushing will take place on weekdays from 3 to 11 p.m. Flushing will be discontinued from 5 to 7 p.m. in an attempt to keep residential pressure loss to a minimum during peak usage time.

During flushing, you may experience reduced water pressure and some discoloration of your water. The discoloration should subside within 24 hours. If you are still experiencing problems after this 24-hour period, please call 978-772-0666.

The town's flushing program is considered mandatory maintenance and will be conducted as efficiently as possible under the current water restrictions. This maintenance program allows us to continue to provide the residents with water that is as aesthetically appealing as possible.