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article imageMost of Montreal's water unsafe to drink

By Owen Weldon     May 23, 2013 in World
Montreal - The city of Montreal issued a boil-water advisory, leaving around 1.3 million people without safe, clean drinking water.
According to CTV, with the exception of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Rivière-des-Prairies, Pierrefonds–Roxboro, l’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and Montréal-Nord, the entire city of Montreal is under the advisory, which was issued yesterday.
According to the BBC, the advisory was issued after a mishap occurred at a water treatment plant.
According to ABC, the mishap occurred at the country's second-biggest filtration plant.
The head of Montreal's water supply department, Chantel Morissette, said that as of now they are not sure what caused the water to go down to at least 30ft. When the water was at low levels, sediment started to stir up in the water, and then distributed through the water system.
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