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Fall 2017 Flushing Updates

10/31 – Yesterday, we were able to flush 32 hydrants making it to Stearns Road by the light house by the end of the day. This morning we will be flushing Frazier Pasture Road and Perkins Cove before we head out the rest of Shore Road to the Cliff House. From there we will come back and flush School Street, Agamenticus Road, Josiah Lane, the Long Farm Development and the rest of Route 1 out to the York town line. This will complete our fall flushing program for this year. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we worked through this yearly process of insuring proper operations of our hydrants and water quality for our users.

 

10/30 – Last week we were able to flush another 29 hydrants making it to Ocean Meadows by the end of the day. This morning we will be flushing Captain Thomas Road, Bayview, Thither, Ocean Street, and Riverbrook Estates. From there we will be going to Shore Road and spend the rest of the day working our way down Shore Road and the various side streets and hotels as we head towards Perkins Cove. We should be in a good position to finish up our fall flushing program by tomorrow if everything goes well.

 

10/27 – We were able to finish flushing in the town of Wells yesterday with another 35 hydrants in the book. Today, we will begin flushing in the Town of Ogunquit on Berwick road and work our way North on Route 1 back towards the town of Wells. This will include the Windward Development, Beach Street, River Road, and Ocean Meadows to name a few of the locations that we hope to flush today. We should be in a good position to flush at least the first part of Shore Road on Monday and wrap up any remaining areas on Tuesday bringing a close to our fall flushing season. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or send me a message.

 

10/26 – After a few stubborn hydrants in the morning and a small break for a flow test, we were able to finish flushing Eldridge Road yesterday. This morning the plan is to flush the rest of Ocean Avenue, Bourne Avenue, Old County Road, Spinnaker Ridge Road and Royal Heights. This will finish up the flushing in southern end of the town of Wells. From there we will finish the day out by flushing Sanford Road (Route 109) and see how far we are able to get. If we do not finish flushing in the town of Wells today we will wrap things up first thing tomorrow and move to the town of Ogunquit.

 

10/25 – We had a very good day yesterday, flushing 31 hydrants, and making it through Drakes Island. This morning we will begin flushing on Atlantic Avenue and work our way to Webhannet Drive and Ocean Avenue. This will also include the section of Eldridge Road and if we have time toward the end of the day may include Bourne Avenue.

 

10/24 – Yesterday, we were able to flush 32 hydrants making it to The Forest Booster. This morning we will finish flushing the hydrants in The Forest development as well as the hydrants in the Sea Glass development. From there we will be going to Laudholm Farm Road and my hope is to get all of Drakes Island flushed today if things go well.

 

10/23 – Last Friday we were able to flush 36 hydrants making it to Route 9B. This morning we will be flushing Route 9B, Wells Highlands, Summer Village, Beach Dreams, and hopefully make it through The Forest by the end of the day. If things continue to go well we should have no problem finishing up the flushing in the town of Wells by the end of this week.

 

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.

 

Business Office Closed 9/22 Starting At 11:30am

The KK&W business office will be closed starting at 11:30am this coming Friday, September 22nd for our annual employee appreciation event. If you have a water related emergency during this time period, please contact our water treatment plant at 207-985-2362.

Closed September 4th for Labor Day

Our business office will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th. If you have a water related emergency during this time period, please contact our treatment plant at 207-985-2362.

Closed July 4th for Independence Day

Our business office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5th. If you have a water related emergency during this time period, please contact our treatment plant at 207-985-2362.

2017 Spring Flushing Updates

5/18 – Yesterday, we were able to finish up Biddeford Pool, bringing a close to our spring flushing. I would like to thank everyone for working with us through this process. We will be writing up our reports, fixing any issues that have been found, and making changes to the flushing program in an effort to continue to improve our efficiency and it effectiveness. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and you can look for us to be back at it this fall. Have a great day.

 

5/17 – Yesterday we had a very good day and were able to flush 33 hydrants, making it all the way to Bridge Road. This morning, after a minor delay for some mandatory training, we will be flushing Fortunes Rocks Road back to Granite Point Road and Sea Spray Drive. From there we will be going down Mile Stretch Road to Lester B Orcutt and see if we can finish up Biddeford Pool today. Have a wonderful day.

 

5/16 – Yesterday we were able to flush 42 hydrants, finishing up School Road, Wildes District, Langsford, and Mills Road. This morning we will flush Pier Road, Skipper Joe’s Point and Marshall Point before we head over to Kings Highway. If things go well we will try to finish all of the Kings Highway section out to Sand Point today, which will finish Kennebunkport. This should allow us to flush the Biddeford Pool section of our system on Wednesday and Thursday completing our spring flushing for 2017. Have a wonderful day.

 

5/15 – After a very productive week last week, we are back at it in Kennebunkport today. We will start with flushing Route 9 from Crow Hill Tank to Maine Street. From there we will make our way up Wildes District Road to finish up the day. 

 

5/12 – Yesterday, after fighting through construction and battling a few stubborn hydrants, we were able to make it to Ocean Avenue and Kings Highway. This morning we will begin on Maine Street and travel down South Maine Street to Old Fort and Summit, putting us back on Ocean Street as we head toward the Bush Compound. From there we will try to get through the Washburn Development and Turbots Creek by the end of the day.

 

5/11 – Yesterday we were able to tie up all the loose ends in and around Kennebunk and started working our way towards Dock Square. This morning we will continue down North Street flushing Oak Street and Church Street along the way. From there we will move onto Maine Street and flush to the Library before venturing into Dock Square and flushing Ocean Street all the way to Kings Highway. When that is done we will travel back to Maine Street and flush our way toward South Maine Street. If time permits we will continue down South Maine Street as we start to work our way back towards Ocean Avenue. Have a great day.

 

5/10 – Yesterday, the hydrants all worked in our favor, with an amazing 59 hydrants checked off the list. This morning we have a few more hydrants on Route 1 in Arundel and we plan to flush Kimball Lane as well, which will wrap up flushing in the town of Kennebunk. From there, we will work our way down River Road to North Street as we work our way toward Dock Square. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

 

5/9 – Yesterday we had an amazing day. We flushed 53 hydrants, finishing the entire beach area, and even started down Storer Road at the end of the day. Today we will flush Fletcher Street from the library to Ross Road and the various side streets along the way. From there we are going to Route 1, across from Atria, and we will flush North toward Hannaford. After that, if things go as well as they did yesterday, we will flush the development from Route 1, back to Fletcher Street, which will include Longview Ter, Merrifield, Longwood Drive, Rosewood and Woodhaven. Have a great Tuesday.

 

5/8 – Last week we were able to flush another 19 hydrants on Friday making it down Beach Avenue near Fairfield Drive. Today we will hopefully finish flushing around the beach including all of Boothby Road and Bayberry Avenue. If things go well we may even make it as far as Ridge Lane and Oak Street at the end of the day today.

 

5/5 – With another week coming to an end, the flushing program continues to make steady progress with another 28 hydrants flushed yesterday finishing up Sea Road. This morning we will be heading out to Western Avenue and the plan will be to try and get all of Western Avenue flushed today. This will have us starting near Del Rio Drive and working our way towards Beach Avenue. We hope you have a good day and a wonderful weekend as we look forward to finishing up the flushing in Kennebunk next week.

 

5/4 – Yesterday after a few mechanical issues that were quickly resolved by our excellent in house mechanic, we were back on the road able to get 31 hydrants flushed, finishing up Port Road and starting down Sea Road. Today we plan to flush 28 hydrants which will finish up Sea Road and allow us to start first thing tomorrow morning on Western Avenue near Del Rio, which often takes a while to get through. At the end of the day today we may also try to go flush the Elm Wood Hotel in Wells, which we had to skip over on our initial way through.

 

5/3 – The clouds have given us a break this morning and the sun is back for a little while. Flushing continues to make steady progress regardless of the weather, with another 25 hydrants flushed yesterday making it as far as Canterbury Circle. Today we will continue to work down Port Road as we head towards Christensen Lane, flushing all of the River Locks Development along the way. From there we will go back to Sea Road and flush the rest of the day there as we work our way towards Western Ave.

 

5/2 – Yesterday we had a very good day, flushing a total of 43 hydrants.  We finished up Route 35 to Ross Road and got the first three hydrants in downtown Kennebunk done. This morning we will flush the rest of downtown, Water Street, Winter Street, and begin working our way down Summer Street, flushing the various side streets along the way. We hope  to make it as far as the River Locks development today.

 

5/1 – Last Friday we were able to flush 49 hydrants for the day making it all the way through Coventry Woods. This morning we have three hydrants to finish up on Cat Mousam Road and then we will begin to work our way down Route 35 towards Thompson Road. This will include Corning, Independence Park, Alewive Business Park, Kennebunk Elementary School, and both Turnpike rest areas. If we are able to get this section done today we may try to flush a few more hydrants on Old Alewive Road and Oak Bluff and work our way towards Ross Road. This will allow us to flush down town Kennebunk tomorrow morning. Have a wonderful day.

 

4/28 – Yesterday we were able to scour the water mains,  flushing 33 hydrants and made it half way down Brown Street by the end of the day. This morning the plan is to finish flushing Brown Street and then move to Alfred Road in West Kennebunk and flush Maple Ave, Warrens Way, Remington Way, Thompson Road, and Mill Street to name a few. From there if we have time we will start working our way back down Cat Mousam Road towards Coventry Woods. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

4/27 – Yesterday we were able to finish up the remaining hydrants that were left in Ogunquit and flush Route 1 all the way to downtown Kennebunk, totaling 26 hydrants for the day. This morning we will be flushing High Street and the first part of Cat Mousam Road. If we are able to get that done, we will then head to Brown Street and finish the day over there. Have a wonderful Thursday.

 

4/26 – Flushing went very well yesterday with a total of 35 hydrants flushed allowing us to make it all the way to the end of Shore Road near the Cliff House. This leaves us with 9 hydrants left in the town of Ogunquit to finish up this morning before we head back to the Treatment Plant and begin to work our way North on Route 1, heading toward downtown Kennebunk. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

 

4/25 – Yesterday we were able to flush 42 hydrants, making it all the way back to Tatnic Road, which will allow us to start down Shore Road this morning. Our goal will be to make it as far as Perkins Cove, including the various side streets like Israel Head, Stearns, and Frazier Pasture. If this goes smoothly we may even try to flush the rest of Shore Road out to the Cliff House. Hope you have a great day.

 

4/24 – Last week we were able to finish flushing in the town of Wells, wrapping up the last 30 hydrant with no issues. This morning our plan is to start flushing in the town of Ogunquit. We will begin on Berwick Road, at the tanks, and work our way down the hill toward Route 1. From there we will flush the Windward Development and Beach Street before we continue to head North on Route 1, flushing the various side streets, developments and complex’s as we work our way back toward Tatnic Road. If things go as planned this will allow us to be flushing Shore Road on Tuesday and we should be able to finish flushing in the town of Ogunquit on Wednesday. Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine today.

 

4/21 – With 30 hydrants left, the plan for the day is to finish the flushing in the town of Wells so that we will be able to start Ogunquit on Monday. Yesterday we were able to flush 25 hydrants, making it to the the end of Ocean Avenue as planned. This morning we will be flushing Bourne, Cable, Spring, Spinnaker Ridge, and Royal Heights. From there we will head back to Sanford Road (109) and begin to flush our way toward the Wells Standpipe. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

4/20 – Yesterday we persevered through the clouds, saw a little sun, endured the windy afternoon, and finished before the rain, flushing a total of 31 hydrants. Today we will begin on Atlantic Ave and then flush Webhannet Dr, Eldridge Rd, and Ocean Ave. If things go well we should be able to finish the town of Wells tomorrow and move on to Ogunquit. Have a great day.

 

4/19 – Flushing went very well on Tuesday with a total of 46 hydrants, allowing us to make it all the way to The Forest booster. This morning we will finish flushing the back side of The Forest development and then flush Sea Glass. Then we will head back to Laudholm Farm and hopefully onto Drakes Island if there is enough time. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

 

4/18 – Yesterday we were able to get off to a good start and flush a total of 28 hydrants making it as far as Chapel Road and Route 1. Today we will be flushing in the areas of the Hannaford Supermarket and York County Technical College to begin the day. From there, if things go well, we plan to flush Rt 9B, Wells Highlands, Summer Village, and Beach Dreams. Have a great day.

 

4/17 – We hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed the summer like temperature that we had yesterday. Today we will begin our spring flushing program at the treatment plant on Rt. 1 and work our way South on Post Road, flushing the various side streets and complexes along the way. If things go well, we hope that we will make it as far as Mile Road in Wells. Some of the areas that we will be flushing along the way are Riverbend Woods, Skinner Dam Road, first hydrant on Drakes Island, Harbor Road, and Flintlock Village. Have a great day.