Kitchener Utilities

watermain break 221 Woodhaven Rd

Posted on Sunday April 22, 2018

Time:    2:00 p.m.

Location of break:   in front of 221 Woodhaven Rd

Between what streets or addresses: Siebert Ave and Reyburn Ave

Road closures: Woodhaven Rd from Siebert Ave and from Woodhaven to Reyburn Ave

Notes: Repairs are complete and water is back on.  Water will still be a little discoloured as we are flushing a hydrant on Woodhaven Rd. 

Instructions for residents:

Discolored Water
The discoloration 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 discolored 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.