Kitchener Utilities

Water Valve Replacement - Franklin St North (Ottawa St North to Penrose Ave)

Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

Updated at 10:22 a.m.  Wednesday August 2, 2017

Our staff have the water off on Franklin St North from Ottawa St North to Penrose Ave due to a water valve replacement.

When the water is turned back on, this could result in 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.