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Localized Boil Order Issued

October 2, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton wishes to advise residents that a boil order has been put into effect following Tuesday night’s major water main break in Moncton North.

Residents and businesses affected by this situation are in the following zone (map of affected area):
• Mountain Road area, north of Charles Lutes Road
• Charles Lutes Road
• Crystal Springs Subdivision

Letters have been hand delivered to advise residents and all commercial establishments affected.

Users may experience discoloured water or air in their plumbing systems.

At this time we advise that any water that is to be ingested (including drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, making coffee/tea or juice, and washing raw vegetables) should be brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute, and then be allowed to cool for use.  This is particularly important for those whose immune system is compromised (i.e., elderly, infants and people with transplanted organs, on dialysis, with HIV/Aids, etc.). Water which has been properly boiled is safe.

Chemical contamination is not suspected, and water may be used without boiling for showering and bathing.   It is safe to wash dishes by hand or in a dishwashing machine in hot water and soap, followed by air drying.

Testing will continue over the next 72 hours to ensure the highest standards of water quality are offered to our residents, and public advisories will be sent when the boil order is lifted.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may cause and appreciates the patience and cooperation of residents.

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Mélanie Cécyre
Communications Officer
City of Moncton