The North Smithfield Water Department has announced that hydrant flushing will take place in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road, and Industrial Park areas on Monday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some flushing may occur overnight.
Flushing enhances the water quality for area residents and businesses, and department officials recommend limited use of water during the flushing operation. This includes using water to wash clothes and dishes. Residents should check their water before use and run the cold water until it clears if it is discolored.