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Do not consume advisory for Iqaluit drinking water

14 October 2021

Public Health Advisory

Do not consume advisory for Iqaluit drinking water

The Department of Health is still waiting for test results on possible hydrocarbon contamination in the City’s drinking water. Therefore, the Department of Health is reminding Iqalummiut not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking, until further notice. This includes boiled water, filtered water through commercially sold filters such as Brita filters and filtered water through reverse osmosis systems.
Pregnant women, newborns and infants should not take baths or be bathed in tap water. Do not use tap water to mix infant formula.

The tap water may still be used for the following purposes:

  • Laundry.
  • Cleaning.
  • Showers (avoid swallowing water).

Updates will be provided as they come available.


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health