Montreal ends boil-water advisory for large portion of West Island

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MONTREAL — The City of Montreal is lifting a boil water advisory for several West Island communities following an alert over failed water quality tests a day earlier.

City officials issued a release today saying Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Pointe-Claire, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Kirkland, Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, and Baie d'Urfé tap water is again safe for consumption.

Residents of those areas were told on Saturday not to drink unboiled water, even if they were using a water filter, after a test showed "non-compliant water quality on a sampling point in the network."

The new advisory says analysis shows the water is now safe for consumption.

It advises residents to leave cold water running for a few minutes from indoor and outdoor faucets to allow complete emptying of the pipes.

The city also recommends emptying, cleaning and washing coffee machines and changing water filters.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 28, 2021.

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