The Town of Ayer Department of Public Works will begin the semi-annual flushing program of the town's water mains the week of April 29.

The flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 3 and 11 p.m. Flushing will be discontinued during the hours of 5 to 7p.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, 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.

RICK LINDE

Water Department foreman