A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for an area that overlaps the Côte-des-Neiges and Outremont neighbourhoods.

The advisory is in effect until further notice. It affects about 25,000 people. 

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Anyone living in this sector should boil tap water vigorously for one minute before drinking it. (Hélène Simard/CBC)

The affected area includes a sector bordered by Décelles Avenue, Bates Road and de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road. 

Anyone in the area should boil tap water vigorously for one minute before drinking it.

Work on a watermain in the Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard area led to a reduction in water pressure, prompting the advisory.

Tap water that has not been boiled can still be used for bathing and cleaning.