Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles lifts boil water advisory in most of borough
An east-end industrial sector remains under advisory
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.