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City of Gatineau issues boil water advisory after broken watermain

A broken watermain in Gatineau has caused around 2,000 residents to be left without water. The City is now issuing a preventative boil water advisory which affects around 12,000 residences in the Gatineau area.
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Preventive boil water advisory in the Gatineau sector. Photo/Ville de Gatineau.

The City of Gatineau has issued a boil water advisory after a watermain break on rue Saint-Louis.

Residents affected by the advisory are being told to boil their tap water for at least one minute before consumption. 

The watermain break occurred in an area under construction on Rue Saint-Louis, between Boulevard Maloney Ouest and Rue Vallières.


2018-04-27-gatineau-water-boil-advisory2-sk.jpgGatineau area affected by preventive boil water advisory. Photo/Ville de Gatineau.
The preventive boil water advisory is affecting the following area:
- East of Montée Paiement;
- West of avenue du Cheval-Blanc;
- South of the boulevard La Vérendrye;
- North of the rivière des Outaouais.

Residents in the affected areas can go to the Centre Sportif de Gatineau at 850 Boulevard de La Gappe. City workers will be distributing bottled water (1.5 litres per person). Residents can also go to the loading dock to obtain water for their toilets.

Once the advisory is lifted, residents must allow water to run for one minute, or until it gets cold, before it can be consumed. 

For additional information you can call 3-1-1, or visit the Ville de Gatineau website here.

City crews are working to restore water the water supply.

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