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Boil Water Advisory – Iqaluit river water

14 January 2022

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Iqaluit river water

The Department of Health is reminding Iqalummiut that when using river water for consumption or washing food, that it must be boiled before use.

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. Updates will be provided to the community when available.


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health