Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Baker Lake

July 07, 2017

The Department of Health reminds that all residents of Baker Lake must boil their water before consumption until further notice.
This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels.

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; or
  • 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:
Nadine Purdy
Manager of Communications
Department of Health


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