Les Cedres four month boil water advisory continues
Rsidents in the community of Les Cedres, west of Montreal, have had enough. They want answers from the Mayor's office. Why have they been living with a boil water advisory for four consecutive months.
Claude Bussiere has been hauling large jugs of water to his home and says he's not asking for much, just to be able to turn on the tap and drink the water.
He says with a busy life and family, not everyone has the time to boil their water in order to drink and wash food, adding if the municipality isn't willing to pay for bottled water, at least they could have it delivered directly to his home.
Les Cedres Mayor Geraldine Quesnel is asking residents to be patient. She says if there had been a complete water ban, the situation would be different. Residents are still able to wash, brush their teeth (no swallowing), and bathe.
Seems the problem is with the testing procedure bettween Les Cedres and the province. They don't match.
Mayor Quesnel adds there will be a further delay, until October 22nd, to drain the system.
The boil water advisory stands until then.
Photo: Margoe Edwards