A municipal employee from Travaux publics will be inspecting the sewer line located near your home in order to determine if the back-up is caused by a blockage on the street.
If the employee finds that the blockage is on the resident's side, the resident will be responsible for taking measures.
Before carrying out work in your home, it is very important to wear all the necessary protective gear (gloves and goggles) in order to avoid any contact with water and wet materials, since the risk of infection is high.
Even once the surfaces are dry, they can contain bacteria and cause infections.
Source: Les inondations : désinfection de la maison by ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec.
For any additional information, please dial 311. You may also dial 811 for Info-Santé or Info-Social.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.