MONTREAL – Over 30,000 residents and business owners in Vaudreuil are being asked to boil their tap water before drinking it.
Bris d’aqueduc majeur sur une conduite maîtresse de l’avenue Saint-Charles. Détails à venir.
— Vaudreuil-Dorion (@ville_vd) May 5, 2014
After a water main break early Monday afternoon on St. Charles Avenue, the city has issued a boil water advisory for all of the Vaudreuil area.
Residents are being advised not to consume tap water without boiling it for at least one minute until further notice. The boil water advisory could last for up to five days.
FACT FILE: What to do during a boil water advisory
The city is advising those with questions to contact the water plant department directly at 450 455-3371, ext. 2600.
Many residents were upset about the fact that bottled water was not being distributed by the city.
Kayla Vangorkum wrote on the city’s Facebook page: “Who will be providing us with the water bottles or compensating us for the extra electricity being used to boil our water? This is not the citizens fault so why should we be the ones paying for this?!”
Christian Fauteux noted: “When I lived in Pointe Claire, they’d supply us with water.”
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