Watermain break - 385 Fairway Rd S

Posted on Thursday February 16, 2017

Time:     7:50 am

Date:    Thursday. February 16, 2017

Location:  385 Fairway Rd S

Between: Fairway Rd S at Wilson Ave ( in front of Moxies )

Road closures:  Fairway Rd S at Wilson Ave ( Moxie's side )

Status:  Repairs will start shortly.


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.