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Boil Water Advisory for Rankin Inlet

19 November 2021

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory for Rankin Inlet

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

This is a precautionary measure due to scheduled maintenance on the water treatment plant. 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. Updates will be provided to the community when available.


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health