Do Not Consume Advisory for the Drinking Water in Affected Houses in Sachs Harbour Partially Lifted

Press Release

YELLOWKNIFE- April 20, 2022 – The Chief Environmental Health Officer is rescinding the Do not Consume Advisory for drinking water in the below locations in Sachs Harbour. The advisory remains in effect for all other locations and facilities in Sachs Harbour. Testing of these affected buildings has been completed with samples taken from affected houses and buildings on Monday, April 11, 2022.

  • Sachs Harbour Health Centre
  • RCMP Detachment
  • Residence of Ryan & Chelsea Lucas
  • Ajgaliaq Recreational Complex
  • Sachs Harbour Community Corp.
  • NWT Housing Office

The Office of the CPHO has determined the advisory can be lifted effective immediately for listed locations. The advisory can be lifted as the source was found, cleaning of plumbing in affected buildings was completed and tests of the affected buildings after cleaning did not detect any fuel.

If you still smell fuel at the water taps in your home, it is recommended that you flush your sink drains with some soap and water. If an odour persists, please contact the community government.

Fact sheet on gasoline contamination in drinking water: is external)

For more information contact:

Jeremy Bird
Manager Communications
Health and Social Services sends e-mail)


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