The city of Magog, in the Eastern Townships southwest of Montreal, is advising residents who live in and around its industrial park to boil their water until Tuesday following a water main break. 

The water main broke Sunday morning on Industriel Boulevard. The city says the boil water advisory, in effect for 48 hours, is a preventative measure. 

The area covered by the boil water advisory includes the industrial park and the neighbourhood of Omerville at the city's northwestern edge, and the following streets:

  • Sherbrooke Street between Industriel Boulevard and Highway 55
  • Monseigneur-Larocque Street between Armand Street and Industriel Boulevard
  • The residential area behind the nearby Walmart, including des Peupliers, des Cèdres, des Trembles, des Boisés, des Lilas, des Érables, and Pie-XII streets

Those who live in the areas covered by the advisory should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, the city said. 

Water for drinking, brushing teeth, making ice cubes and meal prepping should be boiled first, it added.