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Boil Water Advisory – Hamlet of Rankin Inlet

08 April 2015 

Public Health Advisory 

Boil Water Advisory – Hamlet of Rankin Inlet 

April 2, 2015 

Rankin Inlet, NU 

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet. 

Starting immediately until further notice all residents of Rankin Inlet must boil their water before consumption. 

This is a precautionary measure based on low levels of chlorine in the water system. The Department of Health is work with Community and Government Services to investigate this matter and further water tests are being done. 

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; or 
  • 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: 

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist 
Department of Health