The City of Newark Department of Public Works and Water Resources (PWWR) will begin flushing water mains throughout the city beginning Monday, July 12. Water main flushing is necessary to test the hydrants for adequate flow and pressure. Flushing also removes sediment from the pipes to ensure optimum water clarity and quality.
To reduce the impact on customers, water mains will be flushed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Some residents may experience temporary fluctuations in water pressure and changes in water clarity. The City encourages residents not to do laundry, dishes, or shower while the flushing is in progress to avoid discolored water. In the event that laundry becomes stained, keep clothes wet and rewash with "Rust Rover" powder. Packets are available from PWWR.
The schedule for water main flushing can be found below. Any changes or updates will be shared online at newarkde.gov, on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor, Instagram, and in local newspapers.
Monday, July 12, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021
Area of Paper Mill Road, Main Street and Capitol Trail. Includes Chapel Hill, Cleveland Avenue, Creek Bend, Fountainview, George Read Village, Jenney's Run, Lumbrook, Stafford, Windy Hills, Main Street, Middle Run Meadow, Nonantum Mills, Ridgewood Glen, The Hunt at Louviers, Woods at Louviers, White Chapel and Wyncliff.
Area of Christianstead, Evergreen, Fairfield, Fairfield Crest, Nottingham Green, Nottingham Manor, Oaklands, Philips Mill, Woodmere, West Branch, and Stone Spring.
Monday, July 19, 2021 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Area bounded by Main Street, South Chapel Street, CSX tracks, Apple Road, Beverly Road and South Main Street. Includes Academy Street, Amstel Avenue, Dallas Avenue, South College Avenue, Granthum Place, Indian Road, Kells Avenue, Kent Way, Manns Avenue, Manuel Street, Lovett Avenue, Orchard Road, Park Place, Phillips Avenue, Ritter Lane, Sunset Road, Townsend Road, Winslow Road, Wollaston Avenue and Wyoming Road.
Area west of Apple Road, south of Nottingham Green, and west of Casho Mill Road. Includes Abbotsford, Barksdale Estates, Binns, Briar Creek, Cherry Hill, Country Hills, Country Place, Devon, Elan, Madison Drive, Timbercreek, and Williamsburg Village.
Monday, July 26, 2021 – Friday, July 30, 2021
Area bounded by Kirkwood Hwy, Possum Park, and Ogletown Road. Includes Stafford, Windy Hills, Delaplane Manor, Roseville Park, Red Mill Farms, Trout Stream, and Sycamore Gardens.
Area around Chestnut Hill Road. Includes Arbour Park, Bellevue Road, Cannon's Gate, Cobblefield, Silverbrook, South Chapel Street, South College Avenue, Welsh Tract Road, Yorkshire and Yorkshire Woods II.