A boil water advisory affecting more than 60,000 residents of two Montreal suburbs is now in its fourth day, even though it has been lifted in the neighboring community that supplies their drinking water.
The towns of Boucherville, Que. and St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., on the south shore of Montreal, say residents are always asked to boil water for at least a minute before drinking it.
The advisory has been in effect since Friday, when E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply.
Boucherville spokeswoman Julie Lavigne said test results received on Sunday showed no contamination of the city’s drinking water, but a second set of negative tests — results of which are expected today today — is required before the advisory can be lifted.
She says the three communities get their drinking water from a plant in Longueuil, Que., but are responsible for testing in their own systems.
She says her city was unable to test its water or send samples to a lab as quickly as Longueuil, which lifted its boil water advisory Sunday night.
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