Nunavut community still relies on reverse osmosis for drinking water – Nunatsiaq Online

Source of high sodium in Sanikiluaq’s water source still undetermined, 18 months later

January 24, 2018

A year and a half after high sodium levels were discovered in Sanikiluaq’s fresh water supply, the issue persists in the Hudson Bay island hamlet.

The Government of Nunavut’s Health Department issued a release Jan. 23 reminding the 800 or so residents of the community that any water they consume must come from the reverse osmosis units that have been installed in each household.

That includes water intended for drinking, preparing infant formulas, preparing juices or ice cubes, washing fruit and vegetables, cooking and brushing your teeth.

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