Nothing dramatic so far, but someone messed up, and this is an inconvenience and expense.
Most Montrealers are being told they must boil their water before drinking it, a precaution after sediment was found in the water following renovations to a city reservoir.
Officials will be testing the water to make sure there is no dangerous bacteria in the sediment.
City officials have issued a boil water advisory covering all areas east of, and including, LaSalle.
I drank several glasses of water (not counting coffee, but that was heated to steam) before happening to hear the advisory; actually I think the water where I live is fine, but better safe than sorry I guess. People closer to the water filtration plant in southwestern Montréal got brown, turbid water.