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Boil-water advisory issued for Igloolik

The Nunavut health department says the advisory is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity levels, which means the water is cloudy.

All water for consumption must be brought to rolling boil for at least 1 minute

All water that will be used for consumption in Igloolik, Nunavut, must be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute. (CBC)

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:

  • drinking;

  • infant formula;

  • juices and ice cubes;

  • washing fruits and vegetables;

  • cooking;

  • and brushing teeth.

Water can be boiled in a pot on the stove or a kettle that doesn't have an automatic shut-off.

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