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Boil water advisory for Naujaat

21 June 2017 

Public Health Advisory

Boil water advisory for Naujaat

All residents of Naujaat must boil their water before consumption until further notice.

This is a precautionary measure due to operational issues at the water treatment plant.

During a precautionary boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. Water can then be cooled and poured into a clean container, covered and put in the fridge for future use.

It is essential that all water be boiled for the following uses:

  • drinking
  • preparing infant formulas
  • preparing juices and ice cubes
  • washing fruits and vegetables
  • cooking
  • brushing of teeth

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove. Store-bought water is also safe to drink.

You may still wash your hands with tap water. Make sure you rub all parts of the hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Adults, adolescents and older children can shower, bathe or wash using tap water, but should avoid swallowing it. Infants, toddlers and people who have illnesses should be sponge bathed to reduce their chances of swallowing water.

For more information, residents can call the Regional Environmental Health Officer at 867-645-8071, or 867-645-6660.

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5710
rwassink@gov.nu.ca