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Water Distribution System Flushing Notice

The Department of Public Works will conduct a Distribution System Flushing Program in various areas of town from May 1st through July 31st to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses. Distribution system flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

The flushing process may cause discolored water and a reduction in pressure. The discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful. To help alleviate the problem, please run the outside spigot(s) until the water clears. Prior to washing any clothing, please make sure to check your water. If the condition persists, please contact the Public Works Water Division at 978-623-8390.

It is anticipated that the following areas will experience discolored water / reduced pressure due to water main flushing starting on Thursday 5/21/15. Below is our estimation as to which areas will be affected.

Andover St – Dascomb Rd to Woburn St and all adjoining streets
Dale St area
River St and all adjoining streets
Laconia Dr all adjoining streets
Nicoll Dr, Acropolis Cir, and Doric Way
Woburn St – Rattlesnake Hill Rd to Porter Rd and all adjoining streets
Rattlesnake Hill Rd and all adjoining streets
Carter Ln
Powers Rd
Charlotte Dr
Enfield Dr and all adjoining streets
Wyncrest Cir
Ballardvale Rd and all adjoining streets
West Hollow
Spring Grove Rd area
Highvale Ln
Abbott St and all adjoining streets
Porter Rd and all adjoining streets
Timothy Dr
Karlton Cir
Forbes Ln
Hidden Rd and all adjoining streets
Alden Rd
Nutmeg Ln
Lantern Rd
Gardner Ave
Hammond Way
South Main St – Phillips St to Orchard St and all adjoining streets

Updates to this list will be periodically posted on this site.

Please be advised that other areas outside the ones listed above may possibly experience discolored water / reduced pressure due to the operation of valves nearby.

Curbside Yard Waste/Leaf Collection ends 5/30

The 2015 Spring Curbside Yard Waste/Leaf Collection will end on May 30th. More Information

Conservation Land Camping Opportunities

The Andover Conservation Commission offers periodic camping opportunities on conservation land along the scenic Shawsheen River from April through October. There are fire pits, picnic tables, and a good “put-in” for canoes and kayaks. Interested campers are required to register with the Conservation Office. A donation of $8.00 per person to cover the cost of the site’s portable toilet is requested. A conservation representative accompanies each event. There is no open public camping allowed other than on specific dates. For more information please contact the Conservation Office at or 978-623-8311.

Notice of Temporary Playground Closures

The Ballardvale Playground will be closed in late-April for construction of the new playground.
The project is expected to be complete in late June.

The Penguin Park Playground will be closed mid-May for installation of new play equipment.
The project is expected to take three to four weeks to complete.

BoomerVenture Summer Session

New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from June through August. Register now on-line or by mail or walk-in.
More Information

Affordable Housing Opportunities

14 Single-Family & Duplex Units – Northfield Commons

4 Townhouse Units - Taylor Cove

Report a Pothole to Public Works

To report a pothole in the town of Andover please e-mail or call (978) 623-8426 and provide the following information: Your Name; Your Phone Number; Street Name and Street Number (approximate) where the pothole is located. Your request will be addressed as soon as weather conditions and work priorities permit.

Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Town of Andover is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System for important telephone notifications. CodeRED is a fast communication service allowing the Town to notify citizens of an emergency or important situation. Please register today by clicking here. More Information

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