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.