The boil order was issued by the Department of Health. Two consecutive tests, taken a minimum of 24 hours apart, show that the water is safe to drink. (CBC)

Close to 45,000 in Saint John people can drink their water again.

Effective immediately, the city has lifted a water boil advisory for much of the city, except for consumers between 733 Rothesay Avenue near the Fundy Honda and the end of Rothesay Road at K-Park.

The city said test results have been reviewed with the Department of Health and the Medical Officer of Health.

The boil water order started on Tuesday morning after a water main break.

The city said residents who have been away from their home during the order should take a few minutes to flush out the water in their plumbing. Otherwise it's fine to drink.​

It was the sixth boil water order in the city so far this year; the second one in the past month.