Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break - 30 Wayne Dr Update: 6:28pm

Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018

UPDATE:  as of 6:28 pm the water is back on 

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 2:01 pm

Location: 30 Wayne Dr

There is a confirmed watermain break in front of 30 Wayne Dr.

Status: The water on Wayne Dr is now off.

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.