Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

No One In The South Shore Should Be Drinking Tap Water Today

You may not be safe in Montreal either.
No One In The South Shore Should Be Drinking Tap Water Today

Photo cred - The Gazette

Keep the "out of order" sign you put on your sinks Thursday night people of South Shore, because you still shouldn't be drinking your tap water. In an official statement made this morning by the South Shore City of Longueuil, tap water in the area isn't safe to drink, reports CBC.

After a huge oil spill, where 28,000 litres of diesel polluted the St. Lawrence River, Longeuil residents started noticing their tap water smelled weird. Gas-smelling water is never a good sign (duh) so the City of Longueuil made an official "non-consumption advisory" on tap water.

More areas than just Longeuil have been affected. People living in the following areas should similarly steer clear of their tap water:

  • Saint-Hubert
  • Vieux-Longueuil
  • Boucherville
  • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

Test are being conducted today to ensure the water gets up to snuff, though according to CBC, you only have "a very low chance of getting sick" even if you do drink the gasoline-H2O. I personally prefer a 0% chance when it comes to my drinking water.

Residents on the island of Montreal are safe from gas-water, for now. Denis Coderre has stated the City of Montreal's drinking water is A-okay, though the city will still be on standby, just in case. Montreal doesn't have the best rep when it comes to safe drinking water (remember the summer 2013 water ban?) so be sure to give your glass of water a good whiff before you drink.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.