Kitchener Utilities

Water Main Break - Wilson Ave and 4th Ave

Posted on Friday August 10, 2018

Water Main Break - Wilson Ave and 4th Ave 

Time: 5:18 PM

Location of break: Wilson Ave 

Between what streets or addresses: Clark Ave.  and 78 Wilson Ave. 

Road closures: None

Status: Low pressure

Notes: Repairs to begin at 12:00 AM Aug 11, 2018

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.