Scarborough and Gorham: Water Main Maintenance Begins
Water main maintenance began in Scarborough and Gorham this week and is expected to continue until mid-July (Scarborough) and until mid-June(Gorham).
Crews work overnight, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday night to reduce customer inconveniences.
For more detail on the location of crews, please visit our web site at www.pwd.org/Workzone.
Customers may notice short periods of water discoloration; however, this program is essential to maintain water quality and public health. If customers experience any change in water quality following maintenance activities or have security concerns regarding Portland Water District employees, please call 761-8310. Portland Water District personnel carry photo ID and wear uniforms.
What is water main flushing?
This maintenance activity uses a high velocity flow of water in the opposite direction of natural flow to clean mains and keep water fresh. During flushing, any sediment that may be in the mains is released out the hydrants.
For more information, contact: Michelle Clements, APR
Portland Water District | 225 Douglass Street | PO Box 3553 | Portland, ME 04104-3553