Kitchener Utilities

Watermain Break- 526 Mill St Between Sydney and Courtland

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Location of break:  526 Mill St

Between what streets or addresses:  Sydney and Courtland

Road closures: Completely Closed

Status:  Work has Commenced


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 water main 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.