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


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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