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Iqaluit gives a city-wide boil water advisory Friday due to ‘mechanical failure’

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Key takeaways: 

  • Advisory is a ‘brief’ step, the city says.
  • The city gave a new boil water advisory on May 6 for all of Iqaluit, including citizens who got trucked services.

Citizens of Iqaluit are once again being told to boil municipal water before consuming it.

This is slightly the third time the city has given a boil water advisory this year. In a Friday morning public service report, the city stated that a “mechanical failure” led to the action.

The boil water advisory is quick and applies to the whole city, including citizens on trucked services who have delivered water today. 

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In a Friday morning public service report, the city stated that a “mechanical failure” led to the action

The advisory implies citizens should carry water to a rolling boil for at least an entire minute if they intend to consume it or use it for infant formula, juice, ice cubes, washing fruit and vegetables, cooking, or brushing their teeth. The city said it would release another report when the advisory is lifted.

The advisory comes two months after the previous one, which arose from a water valve restoration. Before that, the city gave a boil water advisory in January after it saw fuel in its water supply.

In 2021, citizens of Iqaluit spent about two months under a do-not-consume order due to fuel contaminating the city’s water supply.

Source – cbc.ca

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