Citywide water shutdown planned for Friday in Iqaluit
Shutdown necessary for infrastructure upgrades, says city
A citywide water system shutdown is planned for Iqaluit on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The shutdown is to allow “critical and necessary” upgrades to be made on municipal infrastructure, announced the City of Iqaluit in a news release Wednesday.
Because the water pressure will drop when the system is shut off, anyone affected by the shutdown will be under a boil-water advisory.
All water intended for drinking, preparing infant formulas, brushing teeth, cooking or washing vegetables be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
When the chief public health officer of Nunavut lifts the boil advisory, the CPHO will inform the city. In turn, the city will then inform residents the boil water advisory has been lifted.
The city will inform residents when the advisory is lifted.