Kitchener Utilities

Watermain break - 436 Ottawa St South-Update

Posted on Wednesday February 06, 2019

Time: 7 pm - The water is back on.

Time: 3:15 pm-The water is off on Ottawa St S from Kehl St to Hoffman St, & to the dead end of Hoffman St.

Watermain break – Ottawa St South

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time: 10:17 a.m.

Location of break: 436 Ottawa St South

Between what streets or addresses: Kehl St and Hoffman St

Road closures: Ottawa St South will be closed from Kehl St to Hoffman St.  There will be no access for Emergency vehicles.  Kitchener Fire Department, Waterloo Regional Police, Grand River Transit and Region of Waterloo have all been notified.

Status: Our crew is on site and repairs will start shortly.

Notes: No other details.

Instructions for residents:

When the water is turned on the water could be discoloured or milky.

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