Watermain break - 156 Rutherford Dr

Posted on Thursday February 16, 2017

Time: 1:43 p.m.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Location: 148 Rutherford Dr

Between: Kinzie Ave to bubble on Rutherford Dr

Road closures: Kinzie Ave at Rutherford Dr

Status: The water has been turned back on.

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

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 water main 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 watear 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 one.