Kitchener Utilities

watermain break - Fourth Ave

Posted on Monday May 14, 2018

Time:    7:40 a.m.

Location of break:  210 Fourth Ave

Between what streets or addresses:  Wilson and Connaught

Road closures: Fourth Ave – Wilson/Connaught

Status: Repair in progress  - on low pressure –repairs to start this morning

Notes: 1:30 p.m. - water is now 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 watermain 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.