Boil water advisory issued for Igloolik

Precaution prompted by cloudy water

Nunavut’s Department of Health has issued a boil water advisory for residents of Igloolik. (File photo)

By Emma Tranter

A boil water advisory has been issued for Igloolik until further notice, says Nunavut’s Department of Health.

The advisory is a precautionary measure because of high turbidity levels, which means the water is cloudy.

Water must be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute if it’s being used for the following:

  • drinking
  • preparing infant formula
  • preparing juice or ice cubes
  • washing fruits and vegetables
  • cooking
  • brushing teeth

Water can be boiled on the stove using a pot or kettle. It can also be boiled using an electric kettle that does not have an automatic shut-off.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Wonder on

    How long will that last? Cuz elder gathering are plan to go to Igloolik next month, and how many minutes to boil?

  2. Posted by Nicole v on

    Boil 10 minutes

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