Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break - 8 Sugar Maple Pl - 2nd occurence

Posted on Wednesday February 28, 2018


Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 12:12 pm

Location: 8 Sugar Maple Pl

There is a confirmed watermain break in front of 8 Sugar Maple Pl again today. The water is back on.

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.