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5 Things You Need to Know Today: April 1

Your Patch Facts for the day.

Five Things You Should Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

1. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind will be between 3 and 10 mph. Tonight there is a 50 percent chance of showers. It will be cloudy, with a low around 41. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

2. During the next couple of weeks will celebrate Easter with various activities. Today the Easter Bunny will visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  

3.The Water Department will begin flushing water main and hydrants today. It takes approximately 10 to 12 weeks, as there are about 1,000 hydrants.  Evening flushing hours are Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Daily flushing may occur Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. if deemed necessary. Flushing will start at the Easton town line and proceed westerly towards the Attleboro town line.  Flushing involves the use of high velocity water to scour the inside surfaces of the water mains. This process allows us to flush out iron and manganese particles,  however it also creates discolored water. Discoloration varies from pale yellow to dark brown and may include iron particles. Because the water system’s infrastructure is a continuous loop this discoloration can occur anywhere in the system during the flushing program regardless of where the hydrants are being opened. Therefore it is recommended that you use caution when using filtering systems, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. Bottling water and keeping it on hand for your convenience is also suggested.

4. The second annual Spring Wedding Expo at Christina's, 2 Washington St., Foxborough. will be held noon to 4 p.m. Entry is $5. Enter to win a free $15,000 wedding, $1,500 gift card from Hannoush Jewelers, a one-month membership to Gold’s Gym and more. This event will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and beverage tastings, music by DJs, two fashion shows dance demonstration by Savaria Dance Studio and more. It will also provide one stop shopping for your entire wedding experience from hotels to tuxedos, flowers to photography, makeup to jewelry, etc.

5.  Coming up at 10 a.m. check out photos from yesterday’s Spring Egg Hunt in the Norton Town Forest.

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