Kitchener Utilities

Emergency water shut down - Brubacher St

Posted on Wednesday April 10, 2019

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2019

Time: 11:45 am

Location: Brubacher St, from 29 to Lancaster St E

The water has been shut off for emergncy repair of a water service, from 29 Brubacher St to Lancaster St E. Residents have not been notified; water is expected to be off for an hour.

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.


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.