Water supply and sewers

Boil water advisory lifted as of Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, at 9:30 p.m

Boil water advisory

Friday November 15th 2019

Residences in the Hudson Valleys and Alstonvale neighbourhoods are on a preventive boil water advisory, following a non-compliant result from an untreated water sample.
Letters have been distributed to the residences in the affected neighbourhoods.
Duration: Temporary, more information to follow.

The Environmental Health Department’s function is to ensure the health of Hudson residents and respect for the environment over the whole territory, 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Department has two employees, the manager/operator and a second operator. They each hold a diploma in water treatment processes issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. They also have a certificate of competence issued by Emploi Québec authorizing them to perform a complete treatment of surface water and groundwater and to operate a distribution network.

The environmental health department’s mandate is to:

Provide residents with high quality water in sufficient quantities

Operate the wastewater treatment system

Provide effective waste management

The Environmental Health Department’s mission is to operate and manage all drinking water production facilities and wastewater treatment facilities in full compliance with applicable standards.

Regarding wastewater, the Department ensures compliance with discharge standards in order not to pollute the receiving environment. No chemicals are used in wastewater treatment. Bacteria in a controlled environment degrade organic matter and various pollutants. Treatment monitoring is conducted on a daily basis and a monthly sample is taken to ensure compliance with applicable standards.

What do I do when a boil water advisory is issued?

  1. Bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to consumption or use bottled water.
  2. Water that has been boiled for one minute or bottled water must be used for the following activities until you are advised to the contrary:
    • Brushing teeth and rinsing the mouth;
    • Drinking and preparing beverages;
    • Preparing infant formula and baby food;
    • Washing and preparing food that will be eaten raw (fruits, vegetables, etc.);
    • Preparing food that does not require prolonged cooking (canned soups, desserts, etc.);
    • Making ice cubes.
  3. Throw out ice cubes (do not forget refrigerator water dispenser tanks), beverages and food prepared with unboiled tap water.
  4. You can use unboiled tap water for the following activities:
    • Washing dishes with hot water, making sure you dry them well; Washing clothes, showering and bathing. Make sure young children do not swallow water while bathing or wash them with a face cloth.

Schools, businesses, stores and other establishments in the area concerned: inform your customers that the water is not fit for human consumption. Shut off all water fountains and post notices where tap water remains available.

What do I do when a boil water advisory is lifted?

Run the water from all faucets, drinking faucets and drinking fountains for at least one minute.

Contact the Environmental Health Department

For all questions regarding Environmental Health, please contact 450-458-5347