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Gatineau investigates water main break affecting 3 districts

The City of Gatineau is investigating a water main break affecting three of the city's districts.

People forced to leave homes because of water main break

Water has sprung up on the streets of Alexandre-Taché Boulevard in Gatineau on Dec. 17, 2018. (Radio-Canada)

A water main break Monday evening, has impacted about a dozen homes and reduced water service to three of Gatineau's districts.

The homes are dealing with water that is coming out of the service pipe. People were forced to leave two homes on Rue Belleau, Gatineau police said. 

The city is investigating after it received calls about low water pressure in the Val-Tétreault, Manoir des Trembles and Alexandre-Taché Boulevard districts. 

 

Both the Hull Hospital and the Pierre-Janet psychiatric hospital are also affected by the break. 

Officials at the Hull Hospital said they have low water pressure, and that patients undergoing dialysis had to be sent home.

Patients at Pierre-Janet are being given water bottles for drinking, because the hospital does not have access to water. 

City officials are investigating the cause, and said they do not know when the issue will be solved. 

Alexandre Taché Boulevard is closed between the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and Gatineau Park.