Extreme heat: Agglomération de Longueuil’s cities temporarily ban watering and remind residents of preventive measures

Due to the extreme heat warning and the high demand for drinking water throughout the territory, the cities of Boucherville, Brossard, Longueuil, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and Saint-Lambert have issued a temporary watering ban for the entire Agglomération.

No watering until further notice
Residents of these cities are banned from watering their lawns, both day and night, as well as washing their car until further notice. However, hand watering of flowers and gardens is permitted. These temporary preventive measures are intended to preserve the quality of the drinking water supply and to ensure the availability of water for the Agglomération's fire services during this period of high demand.

For more information about the ban and the use of drinking water, visit longueuil.quebec/en/main-by-laws/water.

Extreme heat warning: reminder about preventive measures
In light of the extreme heat warning issued on June 18 by the Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie, the cities are taking the opportunity to remind residents about the preventive measures to take during a heat wave. Seniors and people with chronic diseases are encouraged to follow the preventive measures to reduce their risk of experiencing heat-related health problems, and residents are urged to check on anyone they know who may be affected by the heat.

  1. When you go outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed, well-ventilated hat or use a parasol to protect yourself from the sun.
  2. Apply sunscreen to limit your exposure to ultraviolet rays.
  3. Limit physical activity, especially in the midday hours when temperatures are highest.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Close your blinds and curtains to keep your home cool.
  6. Open all your windows at night if it is cooler outdoors than indoors.
  7. Use air conditioning to cool your home.
  8. If you have to work outdoors during the heat wave, drink at least one glass of water every 20 minutes, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  9. Work at a pace that is appropriate for your heat tolerance. Take breaks in the shade or in a cool place.

There are also several places in the Agglomération where residents can go to cool off. For the list of splash pads that are open, residents can visit their city's website.

About Longueuil
Modern and forward-facing, Longueuil is the central city of the Agglomération de Longueuil, home to more than 430,000 residents. Longueuil is renowned for the quality of its essential public services, its rich and varied cultural programming, and its strong potential for economic development. With a history dating back 360 years, Longueuil is also a vibrant and welcoming city with a remarkable quality of life where families can thrive, surrounded by expansive green spaces, peaceful residential and urban neighbourhoods, and a booming business sector.