Boil water order lifted in Saint John

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

45,000 were forced to boil water after a water main break Tuesday

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.