Major water main break: state of emergency declared in Saint-Jean

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Major water main break: state of emergency declared in Saint-Jean

The City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu has declared a local state of emergency due to a major water main break that lasted more than 48 hours. More than 26,000 residential, commercial and industrial addresses are deprived of drinking water.

“Due to the complexity of the situation, the return of the supply of drinking water to the west coast remains undetermined. The cutoff is continued until November 30 at the end of the day,” wrote the City in a press release published early Wednesday in A press briefing was held at the city hall at 1:30 pm.

As of Tuesday, more than 26,000 residential, commercial and industrial addresses located in the Saint-Luc and L’Acadie sectors, as well as part of the Saint-Jean sector, are deprived of drinking water. “Depending on the sector, many residents, businesses and industries still have low pressure tap water. This water is consumable, as long as it is boiled for at least one minute,” the City determined. The latter requires all residents located west of the Richelieu River to reduce their water consumption.

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Water supply

The population can get free water at two supply points in the area, at the terminal (700, rue Boucher) or at the parking lot of the former Sears at Carrefour Richelieu (600, rue Pierre-Caisse).

At the site, citizens will receive two 4L drinking water free of charge per address per day. Distribution is done through drive-thru service at two locations. Motorists are invited to follow signs and directions from municipal staff.

Water main break

On Monday, a junction broke in the main drinking water main in the city. The wreck happened at the intersection of Saint-Jacques and Caldwell streets.

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