Kitchener Utilities

confirmed watermain break - 367 Ottawa St. S.

Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018

date:  Thursday January 11th, 2018

time:  10:44 a.m.

location: 367 Ottawa St. S.

between Pattandon Ave. and Mill St.

impact, traffic is barricading the area and putting in lane restrictions

updates on water status to follow:  4:23 p.m. water is now ON

There is a confirmed watermain break in front of 367 Ottawa St S. cross streets Mill St and Pattandon Ave.

 

 

Updates on water status to follow:

 

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.