Kitchener Utilities

Water Shutdown - Filbert St from Frederick St to Mansion St

Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

Updated at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday August 2, 2017

Our crew has turned the water off on Filbert St from Frederick St to Mansion St for Emergency repairs as requested by a contractor.

Our staff have notified those customers who were home at the time.

When the water is turned back on, this could result in discoloured or milky water.

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.