Parts of Iqaluit under precautionary boil water advisory Monday
Advisory is automatic when water pressure drops due to construction-related shutdown, city says
Parts of Iqaluit will be under a precautionary boil water advisory Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., when city workers impose a “localized” water shutdown to allow for water infrastructure work.
Buildings in the Upper Plateau and Lower Plateau areas will experience the interruption to water service, according to a City of Iqaluit announcement issued Sept. 13.
The blocks are the 5000s, 5100s, 5200s, 5300s and 504 to 519, the city’s statement said.
The disruption will cause a drop in water pressure. When water pressure falls, Nunavut’s chief public health officer automatically issues a precautionary boil water advisory for affected buildings.
The city said it will advise residents when the boil water advisory is lifted.
During a precautionary boil water advisory, the city recommends all water for consumption be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
Water that’s being used for drinking, infant formulas, making juice or ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking, or brushing teeth should be boiled, the city said.