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A burst water main in the town of Grand-Falls, New Brunswick is the culprit behind a water advisory that was issued yesterday morning.

"Some infrastructure work is being done in the area and following an accidental break a boil order was issued," Sarah Williams, Communications Officer for New Brunswick's Department of Health, told this reporter via email, "The entire south side of the city is affected which includes about 25 to 30 per cent of the population of Grand-Falls."

According to 2011 census data that would make the population affected around 1500 people.

Williams noted that the necessary repairs have been made and that pressure and normal operating conditions have resumed. The boil water advisory will be rescinded when satisfactory water results are submitted to the department of health, with a minimum 48hrs between the test samples being taken.

When asked whether these occurrences were frequent in Grand-Falls, this reporter was told that advisories have been more common while major infrastructure improvement projects are ongoing.

This is the second boil water advisory in the past two weeks. Another water main break had occurred on July 27th. A map of the affected streets for the most recent advisory can be found on the town's website along with specific instructions on what to boil water for (infant formula, juice, washing veggies etc.) and what it isn't required for (bathing).

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