The Department of Health is reminding residents of Iglulik, Whale Cove, and Pond
Inlet to boil their water before consumption until further notice.

This is a precautionary measure due to cloudy water, also known as turbidity.

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 teeth.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle or an electric kettle without an
automatic shut-off.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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