Kitchener Utilities

Watermain cleaning - Thursday August 24, 2017

Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2017

Time: 9:00

Our staff are directional watermain cleaning today, customers will be without water from 8:30 am until 3:30pm until the operations are completed. These streets include:

Our staff are Directional main cleaning again today in the areas of Manchester Rd, Avon Rd, Applewood Ave, Monterey Rd and Cres, Forfar Ave, Plaza Crt and Frederick St from Riover Rd to Victoria St N

When the water is turned back on, this could rein discoloured or milky water.


Instructions for residents: When the water is turned back on you may find it to be slightly discoloured or "milky".


Discoloured Water

The discolouration is from iron and manganese that are naturally occurring in the groundwater. When the mains are flushed or there is a change in pressure from events such as a fire or a watermain break; the iron and manganese that has settled in the distribution system can be stirred up. To eliminate the discoloured water you can turn on a cold water tap nearest your water meter and let it flush slowly for several minutes until it runs clear.


Milky water

If your water is "milky", it has air in it. You can turn on a cold water tap at the highest point in your home and again let it run slowly for a few minutes until the air is gone.