Watermain break - 146 Cornell Ave

Posted on Tuesday March 07, 2017

Time:     1:55 p.m.

Date:    Tuesday , March 7, 2017

Location:  146 Cornell Ave

Between: Doon Rd and Carlin Ave

Road closures:  Cornell Ave is re-opened.

Status: The water is back on.


When the water is turned back on, this could result in discoloured or milky water.


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.