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Moncton boil order

From the City of Moncton:

Localized Boil Order recommended

MONCTON - The City of Moncton wishes to advise residents that a boil order has been put into effect as a precautionary measure following this morning's major water main break. Although repairs are being made with care, there is a possibility that the water may have become contaminated.

Residents and businesses most affected by this situation are in the following zones (click here to view map):

Mountain Road area north of Wheeler Boulevard, bounded by Mapleton Road and Berry Mills Road including Kingswood Park and Valhalla areas, Magnetic Hill and Mapleton Place
Mountain Road area bounded by Millenium Boulevard/Berry Mills Road over to West Lane Including the Pinehurst Sub-division area, Collishaw Street area and area west of the Moncton Hospital
Shediac Road area beyond Pleasant Street, Caledonia Industrial Park, and Elmwood drive area north of Queen Elizabeth Street.

*Please note: The city's two hospitals use secondary water sources and are not affected by this situation.

Users may experience discoloured water or air in their plumbing systems. Residents who completely lose water pressure should flip the circuit breaker for their hot water heaters to prevent damage to the heating elements.

At this time we advise that any water that is to be ingested (including drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, making coffee/tea or juice, and washing raw vegetables) should be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute, and then be allowed to cool for use. This is particularly important for those whose immune system is compromised (i.e., elderly, infants and people with transplanted organs, on dialysis, with HIV/Aids, etc.). Water which has been properly boiled is safe.

Chemical contamination is not suspected, and water may be used without boiling for showers and bathing. It is safe to wash dishes by hand or in a dishwashing machine in hot water and soap, followed by air drying.

Testing will continue over the next 72 hours to ensure the highest standards of water quality are offered to our residents, and public advisories will be sent when the boil order is lifted.

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