The urban area of Rockland was without water on Monday, August 30, due to a major watermain break on Du Parc Avenue.

According to a press release issued by the City of Clarence-Rockland, the break caused the water tower, located on St-Joseph Street, to empty.

Workers were on site throughout the day to repair the break. As of Monday afternoon, officials with the municipality were unable to say how long the repairs would take.

“The city will provide updates as soon as possible,” read the press release from the city. “However, it is impossible at the moment to give an estimated time for the repairs.”

Portable toilets for use by residents of the municipality have been located in the City Hall parking lot at 1560 Laurier Street.

Due to the watermain break, exterior water usage has been prohibited until further notice for everyone connected to the City of Clarence-Rockland’s regional water system, in order to give the city an opportunity to bring the system back to normal working capacities. The ban includes all mechanical and manual watering.

The municipality will notify the population of Clarence-Rockland when the repairs are completed, and exterior water usage is permitted again.

Residents of Clarence-Rockland who are connected to the regional water supply are also asked to reduce their water consumption during the repair period.

For updates on the situation, residents of the municipality can visit the Clarence-Rockland Facebook Page or the city’s website.