Boil water advisory lifted in one Nunavut community; stays in place for another – NunatsiaqOnline

November 07, 2016

Officials continue to investigate source of bacteria, sodium in Sanikiluaq

Health officials in Nunavut say that tap water in Whale Cove is once again safe to drink.

The Government of Nunavut lifted a boil water advisory in the Kivalliq community Nov. 3, roughly 12 weeks after it was first issued Aug. 15.

That’s when the health department found “unacceptable levels” of coliform in the local water system.

Although the bacteria occurs naturally in plants, soil and in the digestive tracts of humans and animals, humans are at risk of contracting illness from water-borne coliform.

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