Kitchener Utilities

Watermain Break 178 Franklin St S -*Update*

Posted on Monday February 04, 2019

 Time: 6:45 pm--The water is back on.

Time 5 pm--The water is off on Franklin St between Greenfield Ave & Connaught St.

Time: as of 12:47

Location of break: 178 Franklin St S

Between what streets or addresses: Greenfield Ave and Connaught 

Road closures:Complete Closure no Emergency Access 

Notes: are is on Low pressure  repairs will start Later today 

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.