Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break –Confederation Dr

Posted on Wednesday February 27, 2019

Watermain break –Confederation Dr

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 3:52 pm

Location of break: 127 Confederation Dr

Between what streets or addresses: Tupper Cres & Tupper Cres

Road closures: Road Closed

Status:  UPDATE –The water is turned back on for Confederation Dr from Tupper Cres to Tupper Cres


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.