Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break – Hillview St.

Posted on Sunday August 06, 2017

 Watermain break – Hillview St. 

Time: 9:23 AM 

Location of break: Across from 51 Hillview St. 

Between what streets or addresses: Edwin St. and Lancaster St. W

Road closures:  Localized

Status: Repairs will begin shortly, customer's currently have no water.


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.