City of Iqaluit investigating tap water smell
Residents reported smelly water coming from their taps over the weekend
Complaints from Iqaluit residents over the weekend that their tap water had a smell to it — some saying it smelled like oil — has prompted the city to investigate.
The quality of Iqaluit’s drinking water is tested daily and all results have passed the necessary standards so far, the city said in a news release.
Even so, public health officials were in contact throughout the weekend in response to the concerns voiced on social media, according to the release.
The city’s tap water is disinfected with chlorine and ultraviolet light, so there might be a chlorine-like smell in the water, the release said, but just in case, additional testing is ongoing.
People are being asked to call the city’s dispatch 867-979-5650 to report any concerns about their water.