Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break - 280 Victoria St North

Posted on Saturday July 21, 2018


Watermain break - Victoria St North

Time: 1720pm

Location of break: 280 Victoria St North

Between what streets or addresses: St Leger St and Lancaster St West

Road Closures: No road closure. Both lanes for traffic are now re-opened

Status: The water is now on Victoria St North from St Leger St to Lancaster St West. North side of the street was affected, 3 businesses.  Staff will be on site today to start the repairs.

Notes: No other details.

Instructions for residents:

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.