Boil-water advisory lifted for Iqaluit amid fuel contamination concerns - National | Globalnews.ca

2022-01-29 12:37:00 AM

The city shut down its treatment plant on Jan. 19 after drinking water coming from taps was found to contain traces of fuel.

Iqaluit Water, Iqaluit

The city shut down its treatment plant on Jan. 19 after drinking water coming from taps was found to contain traces of fuel.

The capital's 8,000 people had been under the advisory since Jan. 19 when the city started using a bypass system to pump water to residents.

The water was also contaminated with fuel late last year and residents were under a do-not-consume order for two months.The Health Department says in a statement that the boil-water advisory was temporary to ensure the water was safe to drink while the city was switching over to the bypass.

Story continues below advertisementThe department says such advisories are standard whenever there is a significant change to how the water is treated.

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Here’s why The water was also contaminated with fuel late last year and residents were under a do-not-consume order for two months. The Health Department says in a statement that the boil-water advisory was temporary to ensure the water was safe to drink while the city was switching over to the bypass. On Wednesday, the Nunavut government issued a boil water advisory for the city. Story continues below advertisement The department says such advisories are standard whenever there is a significant change to how the water is treated. © 2022 The Canadian Press . It added residents should also boil their tap water if they are using it to wash food, brush teeth, cook, prepare infant formula or juices, or make ice cubes.