Boil-water advisory issued for Igloolik
All water for consumption must be brought to rolling boil for at least 1 minute
The Nunavut health department has issued a boil-water advisory for Igloolik, Nunavut.
In a statement Monday afternoon, the department said the advisory is a "precautionary measure," and is due to high turbidity levels, meaning the water is cloudy.
The department says all water meant for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
This applies to water that will be used for:
juices and ice cubes;
washing fruits and vegetables;
and brushing teeth.
Water can be boiled in a pot on the stove or a kettle that doesn't have an automatic shut-off.