July 2, 2014 3:25 pm

Boil-water advisory lifted in Laval

MONTREAL — After over a hundred thousand residents in Laval were left without safe, clean drinking water, a boil-water advisory was lifted late Wednesday afternoon.

Laval residents who live west of Highway 15 and those in part of the district of Laval-des-Rapides were  asked to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it, and to discard any food or drinks prepared before 5 a.m. on Monday.

Q & A: Your boil-water advisory questions answered

City officials were also asking residents in these areas to reduce their water consumption by not filling their pools, watering their lawns or turning on sprinklers while the boil-water advisory is in place.

The advisory was called after a drop in pressure occurred at the Chomedey water filtration plant.

The affected areas included:

Chomedey
Fabreville
Laval-Les Îles
Laval-sur-le-Lac
Laval West
Ste-Dorothée
Section of Laval-des-Rapides, east of Highway 15 and south of Highway 440

A map showing the areas affected by a boil-water advisory in Laval on July 2, 2014.

Handout/City of Laval

The green section of the map shows where the boil-water advisory was in effect.

How did you cope with the boil-water advisory? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at Global_Montreal.

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