Longueuil officials announced Saturday afternoon that the boil water advisories issued for the cities of Saint-Lambert and Brossard have been lifted, but those issued for Greenfield Park and Lemoyne will remain in effect until further notice.
The advisory issued for Châteauguay also remains in place.
On Thursday afternoon, a boil water advisory had been issued for the cities of Saint-Lambert and Brossard, as well as the borough of Greenfield Park and the sector of LeMoyne, affecting 130,000 residents. Officials said the measure was necessary due to lab results which showed the presence of E. coli bacteria in the water mains.
The city of Châteauguay issued an unrelated boil water advisory on Wednesday afternoon after fecal coliform was found in tap water, which could pose a health risk. On Friday city officials announced that of some forty tests conducted, only one sample came back positive.
“The good news is that the positive sample was taken in a specific area of the municipality and that we are able to identify it very precisely,” said Daniel LeBlanc, the director of Châteauguay public works.
Some common symptoms could include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.
Residents are being asked to boil their water for at least one minute before consumption.
Water that has been boiled for one minute or bottled water can be used for the following:
You can use unboiled tap water for the following:
City officials are recommending that residents who may be feeling some discomfort to call Info-Santé (8-1-1).
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