Montrealers living west of Lafontaine Park and south of Mont-Royal Avenue in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough are asked to bring their tap water to a full boil for one minute before consuming it.

According to city councillor Alex Norris, many Plateau residents were deprived of tap water Tuesday morning because of a mistake.

The work was being performed on Christophe-Colomb Avenue.

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Norris described it as “an error manipulating a valve while work was being done on water mains” in a Facebook post Tuesday.

A statement issued by the borough explained the error was fixed within the hour but a boil water advisory was issued as a precautionary measure. It is in effect for 48 hours until Thursday afternoon.

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The borough advises it is still safe to use water to wash your hands, dishes, clothes and to shower or bathe.

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