Kitchener Utilities

Emergency Watermain Shut down Wellington St N

Posted on Wednesday April 03, 2019

Update:  5:40 p.m. water is now back ON.

Location : Wellington St N

Between what streets or addresses: Patrick and Lancaster St W

Road closures: Localized 

Status: Water is to be turned off momentarily  unsure of duration

Notes: no notice has been given 

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.