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Preventive boil water advisory for part of the Gatineau sector
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Preventive boil water advisory for part of the Gatineau sector

Gatineau, August 13, 2020. – Gatineau is issuing a preventive boil water advisory for 6,000 residences in the Gatineau sector. This preventive advisory is being issued because of a watermain break at the corner of rue Saint-Louis and boulevard La Verendrye. This advisory is in effect until further notice.

The area affected by the boil water advisory can be viewed at the end of this release.


Quick facts

Temporary interruption in the supply of tap water

Those residences located in the affected sector could face a temporary interruption in the supply of tap water. Many may also notice a decrease in water pressure
Gatineau is asking all residents of the west Gatineau sector to reduce their use of tap water as much as possible to maintain a stable and constant supply.
Gatineau has banned mechanical watering in the west sector for the night of Thursday to Friday.
For additional information, please check the Web site or call 311.

If you are in the area covered by the boil water advisory

Affected residents and institutions must boil their tap water for at least one minute before consuming it.
They must continue to do so until Gatineau lifts the preventive boil water advisory.
Once the preventive boil water advisory has been lifted:
- all cold water taps, including water fountains, must be opened and the water left to run for one minute or until it gets cold before it can be consumed; and
- any ice made from tap water run during the boil water advisory must be discarded.

Impact on traffic

Closure of both northbound lanes on St-Louis between la Vérendrye and Lebaudy, and down to one southbound lane.
A northbound detour has been set up through la Vérendrye, de Cannes and Lebaudy.

Watermain break

The watermain break occurred last night at the corner of rue Saint-Louis and boulevard La Vérendrye.
Municipal crews are working hard to correct the situation as quickly as possible.


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Associated links

Interactive card of the affected area

E-mail and text message alerts

Boil water advisories – Everything you need to know

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Ville de Gatineau
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Yves Melanson
Responsable, relations avec les médias,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
melanson.yves@gatineau.ca
@ville_gatineau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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