Public Service Announcement
Water Shut Down and Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
1510, 1519, 1521 and 1532
September 26, 2023 – Iqaluit, Nunavut
Please be advised of a localized water shut down Thursday, September 28th, from 1pm to 5 pm, to allow for necessary water infrastructure work.
Location of water interruption: 1510, 1519, 1521 and 1532
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:
• 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To report an urgent water issue (city water main leak or no water pressure) after hours contact: City Dispatch 867-979-5650