FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05-33
Announces Hydrant Flushing Program in Areas of Southeast Queens
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
announced today that it will begin a water distribution maintenance
program that will take place for a period of several weeks from
Monday, August 8 to Saturday, August 20 in southeast Queens.
Hydrants within the boundaries of Springfield Boulevard on the
west, Laurelton Parkway on the east, North Conduit Avenue on the
south and 120th Avenue on the north will be included in the flushing
program. DEP will, weather permitting, activate the flushing operation
between the hours of 6 pm and midnight in order to create as little
disruption as possible. DEP has notified community boards, hospitals,
schools and other institutions in the area about this activity
The flushing program is part of DEP’s regularly scheduled
maintenance program. It is possible that during the operation residences
and businesses located in or near the boundaries may experience
discolored water and/or low pressure at various times. Running
the faucets should clear up any discoloration within a short period
The locations to be included in the maintenance work are as follows:
- along 141st Ave. between Springfield Blvd. and Laurelton Pkwy.
- along 138th Ave. between Springfield Blvd. and Laurelton Pkwy.
- along Merrick Blvd. between Springfield Blvd. and Laurelton
- along 130th Ave between Springfield Blvd. and Laurelton Pkwy.
- along 120th Ave between Springfield Blvd. and Laurelton Pkwy.
For further information, call the New York City Citizens Service
line at 311.