A depressurization of the water system, due to a water main break, in Souris on Wednesday led to a boil water advisory being issued for a portion of the community.

The loss of water pressure was in the southwest corner of Souris west of Plum Creek.

Water users are advised that all water use for consumption be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute. This includes water used for drinking, preparing food, making ice, washing vegetables and fruit, brushing teeth and making infant formula.

The boil water advisory will remain in place until further notice.

The water main needs to be repaired, the system flushed, and bacterial samples must be taken before the advisory is lifted.