Flushing Stagnant Water Before Reopening Businesses

The Groton Utilities Water Division would like to make you aware of important information regarding the re-opening of facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether your business was completely or partially closed, there are steps you should take to ensure the quality of your water. As water sits for a period of time due to low or no usage the disinfectant within the water dissipates. This water quality degradation can become a serious issue.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has published a guide on the procedure to clean water that may be compromised from low or no usage during the shutdown.

The Groton Utilities Water Division strongly recommends following this guideline for flushing stagnant water from your system in order to ensure the safety of your employees and/or customers.

For further information on water safety and flushing stagnant water see the resources below:

For questions or concerns call:

  • Steve Dietrich – Water Quality Manager – 860-446-4080
  • Water Meter and Service Department – 860-446-4077
  • Customer Service – 860-446-4000

Thank You,

Groton Utilities Water Division

2018 Hydrant Flushing Schedule Released

Fire HydrantGroton Utilities will begin its water main flushing and testing program Tuesday, May 29th. The program is scheduled to be completed on June 22nd, weather permitting.

All Groton Utilities customers should expect intermittent intervals of water discoloration during the water main flushing process. Groton Utilities will clean water mains according to the following schedule.

Hours of flushing are 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Hydrant flushing schedule for May 29th – June 1st

•Fort Hill Road and Fort Hill Area
•Midway Oval Area
•Poquonnock Road to Highrock Road and all side streets
•New London Road
•Bel-Aire Drive
•Groton Long Point Road
•Mumford Cove
•South Road
•Thomas Road
•Long Hill Road
•South End Section of the City

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 4th – June 8th

•New Town Road
•Indian Field
•Route 117 to Ledyard Line and all side streets
•Long Hill Road
•Drozdyk Drive
•Route 12 to Ledyard Town Line
•Buddington Road
•Tollgate Road
•Route 184
•Mirra Estates
•Meridian Street
•Mid-Section of the City

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 11th – June 15th

•Thames Street
•Military Highway
•Pleasant Valley North and South
•Crystal lake Road
•Bailey Hill
•Dolphin Gardens
•Gungywamp Area Center Groton
•Route 117 toward Ledyard Line
•North End Section of the City
•Route 12 – Gales Ferry Area to Preston Line
•Long Cove Road
•Avery Hill

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 18th – June 22th

•Route 12 – Gales Ferry Area to Preston Line
•Long Cove Road
•Avery Hill
•Aljen Heights
•Route 117 to Ledyard Center
•Colonel Ledyard Highway
•Gallup Hill
•Ledyard Highlands
•Shewville Road

At various times during the cleaning, the water will be discolored due to the disturbance of naturally occurring minerals that have settled in the water mains.

The water is safe to drink. However, because of discoloration, Groton Utilities advises customers to store tap water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking until the water clears up. Residents should also check the condition of the water prior to washing clothes and if it is discolored, delay doing laundry until the water is clear.

Please note that the dates and areas may vary slightly due to severe weather or other emergencies that may affect scheduling. For updates and changes please visit our website.