Whale Cove, Nunavut, remains under boil water advisory
Health department says high levels of coliform bacteria still in community's water supply
Nearly three weeks after it was first issued, the community of Whale Cove, Nunavut, remains under a boil water advisory due to high levels of coliform bacteria in the community's water supply.
Coliform is a common form of bacteria, used to indicate whether a water supply "may be vulnerable to contamination by more harmful microorganisms," according to this fact sheet from New Brunswick's health department.
Nunavut's health department says it is has been testing the quality of water in the community, however, the levels of coliform are still too high to lift the advisory. The department could not say how much longer the advisory will be in effect.
Residents of Whale Cove should continue to boil their water for a full minute before consuming it.