E. coli bacteria in Boucherville water network prompts boil water advisory
Residents of South Shore suburb must boil their water for at least 1 minute
- Boucherville lifted the boil-water advisory on May 20, 2017.
If you live in Boucherville, you must boil your tap water for at least one minute before consuming it.
The boil water advisory comes after water quality test results showed the presence of E. coli bacteria.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, city officials said people should bring the tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or drink bottled water instead.
Boiled water, or bottled water, should be used for the following:
- Drinking or making drinks.
- Preparing baby food.
- Washing raw food, such as fruits, vegetables, etc.
- Making ice cubes.
- Brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth.
- Giving water to your pets.
It is not necessary to boil the tap water if you are washing dishes, as long as hot water is used and the dishes are dried properly. People can also take showers or baths, and do laundry with tap water.
It is recommended that babies be given a sponge bath to make sure they don't swallow any of the bath water.