Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break Summit Ave and Forest Hill Dr

Posted on Wednesday May 08, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm. - water is now ON.

Location of break: Summit Ave and Forest Hill Dr

Between what streets or addresses:

Road closures: Road Is Closed  

Status: Repairs are complete, water is back ON 

Notes:

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.