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Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

02 September 2020

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

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 (cloudy water) 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.
  • 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.

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Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Coordinator
Department of Health
867-975-5712
dsommerville1@gov.nu.ca