Montreal Has Issued A Boil-Water Advisory For Parts Of 2 Boroughs
Areas in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and a "very limited sector" of Anjou are affected.
A boil-water advisory is in effect in parts of the Montreal boroughs of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Anjou.
The advisory is forecasted to last until July 4 at 6:00 p.m., though residents should be on the lookout for updates.
You must boil tap water (bringing it to a full rolling boil) for at least one minute before drinking it, or use bottled water instead.
Ville de Montréal
According to the city's website, this boiled water must be used:
"For drinking or preparing beverages
"For preparing baby food and babies's bottles (when nursing babies)
"For washing and preparing food to be eaten raw (fruit, vegetables, etc.)
"For preparing food that doesn't require long cooking (canned soup, dessert, etc.)
"For making ice cubes" and
"For brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth."
The advisory is a preventative measure "due to work carried out for a drinking water main break caused by a private contractor on rue De Boucherville, between rue Fonteneau and avenue Chénier," according to a statement.
A map of the affected areas and guidelines for residents are available online.