Another water main break hits Saint-Henri

Montreal's Saint-Henri neighbourhood was the site of yet another water main break overnight.

Only minor flooding this time around Rose de Lima and Workman

This is the second water main break in Saint-Henri in less than a week. (Alain Béland/Radio-Canada)

Montreal's Saint-Henri neighbourhood is the site of yet another water main break.

An overnight breach in a 35.5-centimetre pipe caused some flooding on Rose de Lima Street near Workman.

A handful of residents lost power and have had their water shut off because of the flooding. Water was still trickling through the area Tuesday morning. 

Rose de Lima was already closed for construction, so this should not affect traffic in the area.

This recent incident is near the site of a more severe water main break that occurred Saturday.

Southwest borough Mayor Benoit Dorais said the borough is in the process of replacing its aging water pipes. (Ainslie MacLellan/CBC)

That break left more than 1,000 people without power and prompted a boil water advisory, which was lifted Tuesday.

There were also two smaller water main breaks in recent days: one on Sainte Cunégonde Street and another on de Biencourt Street.

Southwest borough Mayor Benoit Dorais attributed the spate of recent water main breaks to his borough's aging infrastructure. The speed of upgrades, though, is constrained by the borough's finances. 

"The pipes in the Southwest are mostly old," Dorais told CBC News. "But there have been a lot pipes that have been changed in the last decade. It's going better, but we have to work hard on the budget." 

A dozen breaks city-wide

Workers also had to deal with the aftermath of 10 other water main breaks on the island of Montreal.

Hochelaga Street will remain closed Tuesday night between Dickson and L'Assomption after a water main ruptured there. It was one of two water mains to erupt in the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

In Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, a boil water order is in effect for the next 24 hours for residents who live on 6th Avenue, between René Lévesque and de la Gauchetière. It was one of four water main breaks in R.D.P.

The Ville-Marie borough had three pipes rupture while the borough of Verdun had one.