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Transportation and Public Works

Water Supply and Sewage System

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY NOW LIFTED

The Verdun Borough hereby wishes to notify residents living at the following addresses that it is no longer necessary to boil their water before consuming it. Based on the findings of the bacterial analyses of the water, it is now safe to consume it.

issued on October 3, 2012, for the following addresses:

  • 7075 to 7219 inclusively, boulevard LaSalle (odd-numbered side)

The Borough thanks you for your cooperation.

For any information:
Bureau Accès Verdun: 3-1-1
ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

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Members of the Rhéaume basin ProjectVerdun has taken the North American lead in the wastewater management and in “urbanistics,” the integrated approach to urban engineering. Deployment of the borough's global intelligent sewage management system, with the Rhéaume basin outfall serving as the cornerstone of this effort, has reduced likelihood of backups, while improving wastewater quality.

To learn more about urbanistics and wastewater management, please refer to the following article by Caroline Pelletier: “Gestion des eaux usées et urbistique de l'arrondissement de Verdun, chef de file en Amérique du Nord” in Municipalité, fall 2003.

PDF Urbanistics and wastewater management [1.1 MB – 3 pages] (in French)

Building the Rhéaume basinDid you know that property owners are responsible for the drinking water supply lines from inside of their buildings to the shutoff valve located between the building and the main that runs under the street?

Building owners are also responsible for the sanitary and storm sewer lines (depending on the neighbourhood) running from inside of their building to the main sewer line running under the road.

Sewer Backups

Many pre-1960 structures, particular in the Wellington–de-l'Église and de Desmarchais–Crawford neighbourhoods, have flat roofs and obsolete plumbing systems that could cause major damage during heavy rainfalls. The absence or improper operation of check valves in the plumbing system results in sewer backups. To prevent a worst case scenario, contact a master plumber.

Blocked Sewer and Frozen Pipes

The owner of a building with blocked sewers and frozen pipes should call a plumber before calling the borough. A crew of city employees will respond if the frozen piping belongs to the borough.

Connecting and Disconnecting the Water Service

You must make an appointment with Direction des travaux publics at 514 765-7200 to hook up new water service or to disconnect an existing one.

Starting or Stopping Water Service

You must make an appointment with the Direction des travaux publics at 514 765-7200 to start or stop water service. You can expect a response within 48 hours.

Water Leakage

If you observe major leakage in the street or in your yard, or seepage of water due to a leak, promptly contact the Direction des travaux publics emergency line at 514 765-7200. A constant whistling in your home plumbing indicates a leak in the water supply.

Transportation and Public Works

Water Supply and Sewage System

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY

The Verdun Borough hereby wishes to inform residents living at the following addresses that they must boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it. This minimum
3-working-day precaution is necessary so that the quality of water can be checked, following a water leak that occurred in this sector.

Residents living at the addresses concerned have already been informed by means of a written notice distributed door to door. When this precaution is lifted, it will be announced on the Borough's website and through the distribution of another notice to the residents affected.

Issued on August 18, 2010 for the following addresses:

  • 738 to 960, 1re Avenue

The Borough thanks residents for their cooperation.

For full information
Bureau Accès Verdun: 3-1-1
ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY NOW LIFTED

The Verdun Borough hereby wishes to notify residents living at the following addresses that it is no longer necessary to boil their water before consuming it. The water main breaks in your area has been repaired and based on the findings of the bacterial analyses of the water, it is now safe to consume it.

Issued on August 18, 2010, for the following addresses:

• 133, rue de l’Église
• 3900 to 4076, rue Ross

The Borough thanks you for your cooperation.

For any information
Accès Verdun office: 3-1-1
ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

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L'équipe derrière l'implantation de l'émissaire Rhéaume

The Verdun Borough ranks as a leader in sewage management and urbistics in North America. The implementation of its intelligent system for overall management of wastewater facilities—with its most noteworthy feature unquestionably being the Rhéaume main sewer outfall—reduces the risks of backflow while improving the quality of wastewater.

Further information on urbistics and wastewater management may be found in the following article (in French):


Water Supply and Sewage System

Construction de l'émissaire Rhéaume

Did you know that building owners are individually responsible for the water supply pipes inside their own building, right up to the shut-off valve located between their building and the water main under the road?

Building owners are also responsible for the sanitary and storm sewer pipe—depending on the neighbourhood—running from inside their building to the sewer main located under the road.

Sewer backflow

A number of buildings constructed before 1960, particularly in the neighbourhoods of Wellington–de l'Église and Desmarchais–Crawford, have a flat roof and an outmoded plumbing system that may cause serious damage during heavy rainstorms. The absence or malfunction of backflow valves in the plumbing system causes sewer backflows. In order to take precautions against the worst possible situations of this type, consult a master plumber.

Blocked sewer and frozen pipes

The owner of a building whose sewers are blocked or whose pipes are frozen must first call upon a plumbing contractor before phoning the Borough. A crew of municipal employees takes action when the frozen pipes are on the Borough's property.

Connection or disconnection of water service

If you plan on connecting a new water service or having an existing service disconnected, you must make an appointment with the Direction des travaux publics at 514 765-7200.

Opening or shutting off water service

To open or shut off any water service, you must make an appointment with the Direction des travaux publics at 514 765-7200. Please note that 48 hours advance notice is required.

Water leakage

If you notice a major water leak on the road or on your grounds, or any water seepage due to leakage, contact the public works emergency line as soon as possible, at 514 765-7200. A constant whistling noise in the pipes of your home is an indicator that there is a leak in the water supply system.