Advisory for Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
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All residents of Sanikiluaq must boil their water before consumption until further notice.
This is a precautionary measure based on unacceptable levels of total coliform bacteria in the water system.
The Department of Health is working with the Department of Community and Government Services
to investigate this matter, and additional water tests are being done.
During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute.
It is essential that all water be boiled for the following uses:
preparing infant formulas
preparing juices and ice cubes
washing fruits and vegetables
brushing of teeth
Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove, or in an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off.