More than a million Montrealers are being advised to boil their drinking water after tests at a filtration plant indicated it wasn't safe to consume.
CTV News reported 1.3 million residents of Canada's second-largest city were told to boil water for at least a minute before drinking it or using it for cooking, washing food or brushing teeth.
Water can be used unboiled for things like washing clothes or bathing, the city said in its advisory.
The warning was issued Wednesday morning after tests at the Atwater filtration plant revealed the water was below acceptable standards for human consumption.
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The advisory, which affects almost the whole city, is precautionary and will last for at least 24 hours, Montreal Fire Department Division Chief Gordon Routley told CTV News.
“We don’t think there’s any bacterial contamination in the water,” he said. “What was noticed was turbidity -- discolourization and particulate matter in theRead More »from Montrealers told to boil water after tests show it’s unsafe to drink