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Town of Inuvik’s boil-water advisory lifted

Equipment at Yellowknife's water treatment centre
A file photo of equipment at Yellowknife's water treatment centre. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

A boil-water advisory affecting the Town of Inuvik has been lifted as of Wednesday morning, six days after it was put in place.

Last Thursday, residents were told to boil all water for one minute before drinking it or using it to prepare food.

The Chief Environmental Health Officer blamed higher-than-usual water levels in the river for muddying the water and affecting its quality.

On Wednesday, a follow-up advisory read: “The Town of Inuvik and the Chief Environmental Health Officer have observed that the turbidity levels have dropped to acceptable levels in treated water from the water plant.



“The precautionary boil-water advisory is now lifted. Normal use of drinking water may resume.”

No illnesses associated with drinking water had been reported in Inuvik, the territorial government said.

The territorial government has an online Q&A about boil-water advisories for anyone who needs more information.