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Boil Water Advisory – Pond Inlet

28 July 2020

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Pond Inlet

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

This is a precautionary measure due to the potential for high turbidity (cloudy water) levels with ongoing repairs to the reservoir.

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.

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Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Acting Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
cpuglia@gov.nu.ca