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Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

26 September 2019

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

September 26, 2019
Baker Lake, Nunavut 45 sec

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Baker Lake.

This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity levels.

During a boil water advisory all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute.

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; and
  • brushing of teeth.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off.

It is not necessary to boil water used for anything other than the above list.


Media Contact:

Scott Hitchcox
Communications Specialist
Department of Health