West Island News
A notice regarding Pointe-Claire's drinking water
The City of Pointe-Claire revealed in a statement that residents may notice a change in odor or taste in their drinking water. The water comes from the City of Montréal's Pointe-Claire water production plant. These episodes usually occur during the summer and fall due to algae in the river.
The growth of this algae peaks in warmer water temperatures. 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.
The City wishes to reassure the public that this change does not pose any danger to their health and that the odor and taste can be diminished by putting pitchers of water in the refrigerator.
SOURCE: City of Pointe-Claire