Fall 2017 Flushing Updates

10/20 – We were able to finish flushing Biddeford Pool yesterday and made a little progress into the town of Wells at the end of the day totaling another 25 hydrants. This morning we will continue to work our way South along Route 1 flushing the various side roads, condo complexes, schools, and shopping complexes as we go. My hope is that by the end of the day we will end near Route 9B.

 

10/19 – Yesterday, we were able to flush 25 hydrants making it all the way down Mile Stretch. This will allow us to finish flushing the remaining 18 hydrants in Biddeford Pool today. We will be starting on Lester Orcutt and then work our way in and around First Street through Seventh Street. This section is likely to take a good part of the day to work through but with any remaining time we hope to start flushing in the town of Wells.

 

10/18 – Yesterday we battled through the first real chill in the air and flushed 25 hydrants making it to the suction side of the Granite Point Booster. This morning we will be flushing Bridge Road and Fortunes Rocks Road back to the Granite Point Booster. This should take a good part of the day, but if we have time we will then start working our way down Mile Stretch Road. This should put us in a position to hopefully finish flushing in Biddeford Pool tomorrow before moving to the town of Wells.

 

10/17 – Yesterday, flushing went very well with another 33 hydrants checked off the list, making it to the end of Pier Road. This morning we will be flushing Skipper Joe’s Point and Marshall Point before going to Kings Highway. Our plan today will be to make it, at least, to the suction side of Granite Point Booster. This will include Kings Highway, Dyke Road, Edgewood Road, Proctor Avenue, New Biddeford Road, Kings Lane, Sand Point and the Ewing Estate. If things go well we will then move to Bridge Road and begin to work our way towards Fortunes Rocks Road.

 

10/16 – Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to enjoy what looks like is going to be another great week. Last Friday we were able to flush 38 hydrants finishing up on School Street at the end of the day. Today we will be flushing Wildes District Road, Langsford Road, and Mills Road. If we have time towards the end of the day we may even try to get Pier Road in as well.

 

10/13 – We continue to make steady progress, flushing all of Ocean Avenue, Maine Street and South Maine Street yesterday, totaling 26 hydrants. This morning we will be flushing Old Fort and Summit Ave back to Ocean Avenue. Our plan will be to flush the rest of Ocean Avenue and the various side streets as we work our way towards the end of Turbots Creek. From there we will go to School Street (Route 9) below our Crow Hill tank and flush back towards Maine Street and the few side roads like Squire Lane and Magnolia Drive along the way. This will put us in a good position to flush Wildes District Road and head into Cape Porpoise on Monday.

 

10/12 – Yesterday we were able to flush up to Dock Square. This morning we hope to head out early so that we can flush Dock Square and begin to work our way out Ocean Avenue towards the Colony Hotel. From there we will go back to Maine Street and flush towards South Maine Street. If we have time we will begin to work our way down South Maine Street back towards Ocean Avenue to finish out the day. Hope you have a great day.

 

10/11 – We were able to finish flushing in the town of Kennebunk yesterday. This morning we will be going to River Road and start flushing near Durrells Bridge heading towards North Street. The plan today is to flush up to Dock Square which will include North Street, Oak Street, and Maine Street.

 

10/10 – Yesterday amid the much needed rain drops we were able to flush another 24 hydrants making it to the end of Woodhaven Drive. This morning with the sun shining and the above normal temperature, which we are not complaining about, our plan is to finish the flushing in Kennebunk. We will begin our day at The Farragut and the proceed to Powdermill Drive before flushing Huntington Commons. From there, we will flush all of Ross Road back towards Fletcher Street, which will include Glenwood Drive and Chickadee Lane. After that, we will continue to flush out Route 1 heading towards the northern end of our system, which will include Commerce Drive, Log Cabin Road, Technology Drive, and the new development Cottage Preserve. This will complete the flushing in the town of Kennebunk for the fall season. In the afternoon we hope to have enough time to head to River Road near Durrells Bridge and begin flushing both River Road and North Street to finish out the day.

 

10/9 – Last Friday we were able to flush 35 hydrants which allowed us to finish up Fletcher Street. This morning we will be heading to Route 1 near The Atria and flush our way towards Hannaford. From there we will be going into the development that sits behind Kennebunk Savings Bank flushing Long View Ter., Longwood Drive, Rosewood, and Woodhaven. After that, we will be flushing the Farragut, Powdermill Drive, Huntington Common, and if we have time Ross Road. This should put us in a good position to finish up the flushing in Kennebunk tomorrow and begin to work our way towards Kennebunkport.

 

10/6 – Yesterday, we were able to flush another 40 hydrants as we edge ever closer to finishing up the flushing in Kennebunk. This morning we will head back to the beach and flush Sea Road, Admirals Way, Sea Field Dr, and Great Hill Road, which will finish up where we left off yesterday. From there, we are going to Storer and Fletcher Streets, and we will begin to flush towards the High School and Ross Road where we hope to end our day. This should put us in a good position to finish up flushing in Kennebunk by Tuesday of next week and begin flushing in Kennebunkport.

 

10/5 – Yesterday, after a morning training session, we headed out and were able to flush all of Western Avenue. This morning we will start flushing at the intersection of Beach Avenue and Western Avenue, flushing our way towards Federal Jacks. From there we will continue down Beach Avenue as we work our way towards and around the beach including Bayberry Avenue and hopefully Boothby Road today.

 

10/4 – We were able to flush 40 hydrants yesterday, which finished up Sea Road. This morning we are heading to Western Avenue and we will attempt to flush from the Wells town line to Federal Jacks. This section is usually pretty time consuming but we will do our best to flush as many hydrants as we can. If we have time at the end of the day we will work our way down Beach Avenue.

 

10/3 – Yesterday, we were able to flush 28 hydrants making it through the River Locks Development by the end of the day. This morning we will finish flushing the five remaining hydrants in Lower Village before we head to Sea Road. The goal for the day will be to try and get all of Sea Road and the various side streets flushed, which will allow us to start flushing Western Ave on Wednesday.

 

10/2 – At the end of last week we were able to flush our way round the downtown area of Kennebunk. This morning we will be continuing to flush Summer Street and Port Road as we head towards Lower Village, which will include the River Locks Development along the way. This should put us in a good position to be able to flush all of Sea Road tomorrow.

 

9/29 – With a 30 degree drop in temperature from yesterday to today we can certainly feel that fall is in the year. With that in mind as we progress into this fall, if we get temperatures that fall below freezing we will delay flushing until they warm up. Yesterday, we had to take care of a few operational things in the morning, took some extra time to ensure that we had optimal water quality, and still managed to flush another 32 hydrants for the day. This morning we will be heading into the heart of downtown Kennebunk where we will be flushing the hydrants along Main Street, hopefully with little disruptions to motorist and pedestrian traffic. Please be patient with us as we strive to work quickly and efficiently through these congested areas. From Main Street we will flush Water Street, Winter Street, Gove Street, and Factory Pasture before continuing down Summer Street heading towards Lower Village.

 

9/28 – With amazing weather and cooperating hydrants we continue to make steady progress, flushing another 38 hydrants yesterday. This morning we will be continuing up Route 35 to Kimball Lane, flushing both sides of the turnpike, and then work our way down Fletcher Street to Gendron Lane.  This should put us in a good spot to start flushing down town Kennebunk first thing Friday morning.

 

9/27 – Yesterday we were able to flush 40 hydrants for the day, making it all the way to the West Kennebunk Fire Station on Thompson Road. Today we will be flushing the rest of Alfred Road, Mill Street, Cat Mousam Road and the Coventry Woods Development. If we are able to accomplish this we will then head back to Alfred Road near our West Kennebunk Tank and begin to work our way up Route 35 towards Kimball Lane.

 

9/26 – We had excellent weather yesterday as we began our fall flushing program, flushing a total of 32 hydrants on our first day, and making it to the end of High Street. Today we will be flushing Cat Mousam Road to to the booster, which will include a power flush on a section of main first thing this morning. From there we will be going to Brown Street and flushing to Clarkdale Road. If time allows we will finish up the afternoon by heading over to Alfred Road and begin flushing our way towards Thompson Road.

 

9/25 – Today we will be gearing up to head out into the vast expanses of the town of Kennebunk. Starting at the Treatment Plant on Route 1 and heading North following an underground pipeline in search of the ever stationary yellow hydrant. Our plan is to locate as many of these diverse hydrants as we can each day and make sure they are operating properly in the environment in which they are located. Our travels today should include Route 1 to the corner of Pleasant Street and then we will follow High Street to where it stops by Harriseckett Road. If we accomplish this today we will probably get ready for a power flush on Cat Mousam Road for first thing tomorrow morning. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoy this spectacular fall weather today as we begin our annual fall flushing program.