Kitchener Utilities

Water Main Break - Old Carriage Dr Update

Posted on Friday October 19, 2018

UPDATE: water is now off 

Watermain break – Old Carriage Dr

Time: 8:54

Location of break: 51 Old Carriage Dr 

Between what streets or addresses: Pioneer Dr and Old Carriadge Crt. 

Road closures: Road is closed from Pioneer to Old Carriage Crt. 

Status: Repairs are in progress 

Notes: N/A

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.