The City of Longueuil has issued a boil water advisory for parts of the boroughs of Greenfield Park and Saint-Hubert.
In Greenfield Park, the affected area borders Soucy, Kimber and Taschereau streets.
The affected area in Saint-Hubert is limited by Kimber, Highway 30, and the city limits of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Carignan.
“This measure is necessary due to laboratory results, which indicate the presence of E. coli bacteria in the water mains,” the city stated.
Residents in the affected neighbourhoods are recommended to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking.
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Water can still be used straight from the tap for washing dishes, as long as they are dried thoroughly, as well as for doing laundry, showering and bathing.
“As for young children and infants, it is best to wash them with a facecloth to prevent them from swallowing the water and to make sure they do not bring wet objects to their mouths,” the city notes.
City spokesperson Louis-Pascal Cyr said the water was already tested once on Thursday and will undergo a second round of analysis on Friday.
He said if all goes well, the advisory should be lifted by Saturday.
— With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise