Boil Water Advisory – Kugaaruk

Press Release

17 May 2023

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

Starting immediately until further notice all residents of Kugaaruk must boil their water before consumption. This is a precautionary measure based on low and inconsistent levels of chlorine in the water system.

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.


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
A/ Manager of Communications
Department of Health
[email protected]


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