Much of the city of Montreal is under a boil-water order after a failed water safety test at the Atwater filtration plant.
The order exists in most areas of the city south of Highway 40, reports CTV Montreal, from St. Laurent to Pointe aux Trembles.
Global News reports that the exact areas affected are: Metropolitain Boulevard, from LaSalle to Pointe-aux-Trembles, the northern district of Anjou and the city of Charlemagne, Mont-Royal, Hampstead, Westmount, Cote St. Luc and Montreal East.
The Montreal Gazette describes the water coming out of taps in those areas as “somewhat brownish.” Residents are being ordered to boil it for at least one minute before drinking, or using it to wash food, brush teeth or make ice cubes, reports The Gazette.
The City of Montreal website was down after the city issued the order on Wednesday morning, around 10:30 a.m. A press conference was scheduled for 11:30 a.m.