Kitchener Utilities

Water Shutdown - Stirling Ave South, Lorne Cres, Lorne Ave

Posted on Thursday April 12, 2018

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 10:25 a.m.

Status: The water is off on Stirling Ave South (from Lorne Cres to Mausser Ave) and Lorne Ave from (Mausser Ave to Stirling Ave South).

A contractor is performing a new connection on the watermain.

Updates to follow.

Our customers would have received notification of this shutdown.

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.