Citywide water shutdown planned for Friday in Iqaluit

Shutdown necessary for infrastructure upgrades, says city

A citywide water shutdown will occur in Iqaluit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, the city has announced. The shutdown is for upgrades to city infrastructure. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Nunavutmiut on

    Don’t worry Iqalumiut, other communities survives three days without water delivery.

  2. Posted by Tired on

    Guess I’ll reinstall Facebook so I know when I can drink my tap water again …

    • Posted by Jim on

      Nobody said convenience was going to be convenient….. ?

    • Posted by Tired on

      And of course GN employees won’t get an update on our make believe afternoon at the office until like 12:30.


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