Kitchener Utilities

Watermain/ Service break - 62 Blucher St UPDATE Aug 19th 2017

Posted on Friday August 18, 2017

as of  1:20 pm the water is back on 

Update 10:20am Aug 19th  the Water is now off  on Blucher Between Ellis and Weber

 Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Time: 8:53a

Our staff are on site investigating a possible watermain break or water service leak at this location.

Impact: Customers on Blucher St from Hett Ave to Ellis Ave, might experience a decrease in water pressure or a loss of water service until the repairs are completed.

Road Closure: Blucher St will be closed from Hett Ave to Ellis Ave for the duration of the repairs. Please use an alternate route.

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.