Kitchener Utilities

LOW WATER PRESSURE - Fischer-Hallman Road and Huron Road area- Update Water back on FUll pressure

Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2020

On Wednesday September 16th, Kitchener Utilities customers in the Fischer-Hallman Road and Huron Road area will experience low water pressure throughout the day due to continuing construction activities adjacent to our water distribution system. We expect these conditions to last most of the day, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We do anticipate that this will bring a conclusion to the interruptions in service caused by this construction project. Visit the news section of for details on the affected area.

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