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Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

30 September 2019

Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the residents of Whale Cove.

This is a precautionary measure as the old water treatment plant is being brought back on line.

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. The boil water advisory is only for the uses listed above.

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Media Contact:

Alison Griffin
Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
agriffin@gov.nu.ca