Water Update – City Wide

September 01, 2023

Water Update – City Wide

The citywide water interruption on has now been resolved. There may be some temporary discolouration of the tap water.

The City of Iqaluit is under a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers.

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.


For more information during business hours contact: Sue Avery Public Works Clerk S.Avery@iqaluit.ca | 867-979-5630

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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