GN improves surveillance standards for Nunavut’s drinking water – Nunatsiaq News

19 July, 2019

“We’re just trying to make sure that the drinking water meets national best practice … because Nunavut deserves that”

Nunavut has improved its drinking water surveillance systems, which could make an increase in turbidity announcements a sign of progress rather than a sign of declining water quality.

“We’ve adopted a more forward-thinking approach when we look at our facilities and their production of drinking water,” said Michele LeBlanc-Havard, an environmental health specialist with the Government of Nunavut.

Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of water. This cloudiness comes from fine particles, like silt or bits of vegetation, suspended in the water.

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