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Flushing Iqaluit’s water pipes will take longer than expected, city says

City will provide next update on Monday, Oct. 25

The City of Iqaluit has extended its previous estimate of when its pipes will be flushed of contaminated water, and says residents may experience a harsher smell of petroleum through their taps than before. “This is expected during the flushing process,” said a city press release issued by spokesperson Geoff Byrne Wednesday. Iqalummiut have been...

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City of Iqaluit distributing water jugs

Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell, right, helps distribute jugs of water at the Arctic Winter Games Arena parking lot on Thursday, following the arrival of several thousand litres of of drinkable water on an afternoon flight. There is a second water distribution centre set up at the Arnaitok Arena parking lot. Both centres are open from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Residents are able to take four litres per household. Residents were told earlier in the week to not drink tap water because of potential fuel contamination. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)

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