Public Service Announcement Water Shut Down and Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Upper and Lower Plateau September 13, 2023 – Iqaluit, Nunavut

September 13, 2023

Public Service Announcement

Water Shut Down and Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Upper and Lower Plateau

September 13, 2023 – Iqaluit, Nunavut

Please be advised of a localized water shut down on Monday, September 18th, from 9 am to 5 pm, to allow for necessary water infrastructure work.

Location of water interruption: Upper and Lower Plateau – 5000’s, 5100’s, 5200’s, 5300’s, 504 to 519.

During the disruption, those locations will see a drop in water pressure. When water pressure drops, the Chief Public Health Officer of Nunavut automatically issues a precautionary boil water advisory. If this water interruption affects your residence, you are under a precautionary boil water advisory.

When the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer informs the City of Iqaluit that the advisory is lifted, we will inform residents.

During a precautionary boil water advisory, the City recommends that all water for consumption is brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute.

It is recommended that all water be boiled for the following uses:

  • drinking;
  • preparing infant formulas;
  • preparing juices and ice cubes;
  • washing fruits and vegetables;
  • cooking; or
  • brushing of teeth.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off.

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For additional information, please contact:

All inquiries about the status of the boil water advisory should be directed to:

Danarae Sommerville - Communications Coordinator – Government of Nunavut Health
867-975-5712 dsommerville1@gov.nu.ca

To report an urgent water issue (city water main leak or no water pressure) after hours contact: City Dispatch 867-979-5650

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