Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break Connaught St

Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 1:35 p.m.

Location of break:  Connaught St

Between what streets or addresses:  Fifth and  Sixth Ave

Road closures: Road is closed

Status:  The water is back on.


Instructions for residents:

Discolored Water
The discoloration 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 water main break; the iron and manganese that has settled in the distribution system can be stirred up. To eliminate the discolored 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.