Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break - Bechtel Dr UPDATE at 2:41pm

Posted on Thursday October 12, 2017

UPDATE as of 2:41 water is back on 


UPDATE: as pf 10:31am Water is off for 106-126 Bechtel Dr 

date:  Thursday October 12th

time:  8:41 a.m.

location:  114 Bechtel Dr. between Pathfinder Cres. and Anvil St.

impact:  Bechtel Dr. is being closed to traffic between Pathfinder Cres and Anvil St.

Updates on water status to follow:  at this time, the area is on low water pressure.

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.