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Boil water advisory issued for Baker Lake

The Nunavut Health Department says water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for at least one full minute.

Nunavut Health Department says it's a 'precautionary measure'

A boil water advisory has been issued for Baker Lake. All water for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one full minute, says the Nunavut Department of Heath.

A boil water advisory has been issued for Baker Lake, Nunavut.

The Nunavut Department of Health said Monday the move is a "precautionary measure," as a result of high turbidity levels (cloudy water).

The department says water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for at least one full minute.

Water can be boiled in a pot, a kettle on a stove, or in a kettle that doesn't automatically shut off.

Water should be boiled if used for the following:

  • Drinking

  • Preparing infant formula

  • Making juice and ice cubes

  • Washing fruit and vegetables

  • Cooking

  • Brushing teeth

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