Boil Water Advisory for Gjoa Haven

Press Release

10 August 2022

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven.

This is a precautionary measure due to inconsistent chlorine levels at the water treatment plant.

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:

  • Drinking.
  • Preparing infant formulas.
  • Preparing juices and ice cubes.
  • Washing fruits and vegetables.
  • Cooking.
  • 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. It is not necessary to boil water used for anything other than the above list.

The Department of Health will notify the community when the boil water advisory is lifted.


Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Manager Communications
Department of Health


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