Kitchener Utilities


Posted on Friday March 22, 2019

Watermain break – 14 JOHNSTON ST 

 Update:   1:40 p.m. water is now ON

Location of break: 14 JOHNSTON ST 

Between what streets or addresses: Patrick Street 

Road closures: Patrick St - Johnston St is a dead end

Status: Street is on low pressure until repairs are complete


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.