Montreal

Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles lifts boil water advisory in most of borough

The east-end Montreal borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles detected a drop in water pressure at around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The boil water advisory it issued was lifted Thursday evening.

An east-end industrial sector remains under advisory

The boil water advisory was issued on Wednesday after a drop in water pressure was detected in Montreal's east end. (CBC)

The east-end Montreal borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles has largely lifted its boil water advisory, though it remains in effect in an industrial sector.

Borough authorities detected a drop in water pressure at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, alerting it to a problem which crews were then deployed to fix. 

The boil water advisory was issued as a preventative measure, covering a large residential area. It was then lifted by 8 p.m. Thursday.

However, an industrial sector remains under a boil water advisory, the city says.

People in the affected area are encouraged to boil water before:

  • Drinking it.
  • Making ice cubes.
  • Preparing bottles or baby food.
  • Preparing foods that do not require prolonged cooking.
  • Brushing teeth or rinsing mouth.
  • Washing fruits and vegetables before consuming uncooked.

Schools, businesses and other institutions are encouraged to turn off water fountains and tell everyone in the building about the advisory.

This industrial sector of Montreal's east end is under a boil water advisory, the city announced Thursday.

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