Kitchener Utilities

243 Westwood Dr UPDATE

Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018

AS OF 4:30pm water is back on and repairs are complete 

Update: as of 8:26am  Westwood Dr on Low pressure between Gallarno and Knell dr  Water is off on Gallarno Crt and  Huntington PL 

Time:                       7:37 a.m.

Location of break:   243 Westwood Dr

Between:                  Huntington Pl  and Gallano Crt

Road closures:         Westwood Dr from Huntington Pl to Gallano Crt

Status:                      water pressure being reduced, repairs will be done today, updates to 

                                  follow:

Instructions for residents:

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.