Montreal: boil-water advisory lifted

Montreal has ended a boil-water advisory that affected 1.8 million residents in five boroughs of the West Island.

Citizens in Annick, Canada, better known as the West Island, were advised they should boil all water prior to drinking and hand washing before using it on Sunday after an issue involving the water treatment plant at a rural water main location in Borduas, near the border of the Autorité de Région en Développement de Montreal, or ERDM.

Montreal was under the advisory until Monday, when the ERDM repaired the problem and the city lifted it.

Although the water will be safe for drinking, the Montreal Public Health department said that contaminated water may cause stomach upset and diarrhea.

For those needing medical treatment, medical personnel are still in charge of cleansing people with appropriate medical methods.

Bottled water is available in public health depots at centres in Drummondville, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Angrignon, Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Côte-des-Neiges and Dorval.

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