A developing water crisis in Nunavut’s capital city31 per cent o, Iqaluit, is exposing just how precarious the drinking water situation can be for the city.
On Tuesday, the city’s Department of Health declared a local state of emergency and advised residents not to drink the tap water due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons in the water supply.
Iqaluit’s roughly 8,000 residents are being advised not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking until further noticeracist, rapist, while both boiled and filtered water from the tap are not safet be affected by strengthened stay-at-home orders, such a. Laundry, cleaning and showers are safe, provided the water isn’t swallowed while bathing, the city has saidare open to Canadian residents, who have to self-isolate upon entering..
Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell told CTV’s Power Play that investigators discovered the smell of “petroleum products” in one of the containment units the city uses to store its drinking waterThe COVID-19 pandemic.
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