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March 24, 2005

Contact: Charles G. Sturcken (718) 595-6600

DEP Announces Hydrant Flushing Program in Cambria Heights Section of Queens

DEP announced today that it will begin a water distribution maintenance program on Monday, March 28, 2005 in the Cambria Heights section of Queens. Hydrants within the following boundaries will be flushed over a period of several weeks. The program is expected to run through April 14, 2005.

  • North Conduit Avenue /Southern State Parkway
  • Laurelton Parkway/Cross Island Parkway
  • Hempstead Avenue
  • Springfield Boulevard/Francis Lewis Boulevard

This operation is part of a regularly scheduled maintenance program. In order to cause as little disruption as possible, DEP will, weather permitting, activate the flushing operation during the evening and night shifts between 8 pm and midnight . DEP has notified community boards, hospitals, schools and other institutions in the area about this activity.

Residences and businesses located in or near the boundaries may experience discolored water and or low pressure at various times. For further information call the New York City Citizens Service line at 311.


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NYC Department of Environmental Protection
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59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600