A broken water main led to a weekend of boiled or bottled water for homes and businesses in Grenville.
As of the afternoon of Monday, September 19, the entire village of Grenville remained under a boil water advisory. A social media post at 11 a.m. that morning said the village was still waiting for water test results from the Québec Ministry of the Environment.
According to Grenville Mayor Pierre Thauvette, a water main was broken at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, near the intersection of Route 148 and Route 344. Repairs were completed and water service restored to residents, but a boil water advisory had to be issued due to any potential contamination from the disruption and repairs.
Grenville residents spent the weekend having to boil any water for consumption for at least five minutes or had to use bottled water. Stores in Grenville and Hawkesbury were busy on Friday selling bottled water to Grenville residents.