Low water pressure across Côte Saint-Luc on Wednesday, March 25

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Côte Saint-Luc residents may notice low water pressure from 8 am to 8 pm. Depending on your location and the type of building you are in, the reduction in water pressure will range from being barely noticeable to a potential temporary loss of water.

Different water pressure depending where you live

If you live near in the area near Kingsley Rd., Trent Ave., and Ashdale Ave., you will be most affected. Residents in houses and duplexes in that area may notice very low water pressure. Residents on upper floors of the high-rise apartments in that area may lose water pressure entirely. Residents in all other areas of the city – including those in apartments -- may notice a lower water pressure to various degrees.

The reason why the upper floors or apartments in the area may lose water pressure is because the pumps in apartments that normally push water to the upper floors won’t have enough incoming water to push up. That’s why residents on the lower floors may have water, while the upper floors may not. 

Stock up on bottled water

It is always a good idea to have bottled water on hand in the event of a real emergency. Follow the lead of your neighbours and take this opportunity to buy a case of bottled water. It will be critical in the event of a real emergency, and might come in handy on Wednesday, March 25, too, depending on where you live.

The cause of the low water pressure

The temporary low water pressure will happen as a result of a valve repair being done by the Agglomeration of Montreal to a valve chamber. The work will take place on two of the west-bound lanes on Côte Saint-Luc Rd., just before the overpass, near the IGA supermarket.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Charles de Jean at our Engineering Division at 514-485-6800 ext. 1501 or cdejean@cotesaintluc.org.





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