Kitchener Utilities

Water disruption - Kehl St / Meinzinger Ave/ Borden Pkwy

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017

Updated at 6:58 pm Tuesday October 10, 2017

The water is off on Kehl St, Meinzinger Ave and Borden Parkway for a contractor working on site.

It is anticipated the water will be back on within 2 hours.  We apologize to those customers who were not notified of this service outage.

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.