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Notice concerning the taste and odour of the drinking water

The City of Pointe-Claire wishes to inform you that a slightly different odour and taste might be noticed in the drinking water coming from the City of Montréal’s Pointe-Claire water production plant. These episodes usually occur during hot periods and are due to algae in the river.

Algae growth peaks in warmer water temperatures. The warm weather in May combined with low water levels in the river has led to premature algae growth. An appropriate treatment is used to eliminate algae from the drinking water, but an earthy taste can persist until the water circulating in the system has been renewed.

It is important to note that the current situation does not present any danger to your health. The odour and taste can be diminished by putting pitchers of water in the refrigerator.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Information: 514-630-1230, tp@pointe-claire.ca