Kitchener Utilities

confirmed watermain break 72 Kenora Dr. UPDATE 7:42pm

Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018

 Update : AS Of 7:42pm the water is back on 

As of  2:39pm water is off to call of Kenroa Dr , Wren Pl, and   Parkview Cres

time:  5:20 p.m.

location:  72 Kenora Dr.

impact:  emergency water shut down, from 72 Kenora heading towards Old Chicopee Dr.

updates on water status to follow:

Kenora is closed from River Rd to Old Chicopee Dr.


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.