Boil Water Advisory – Rankin Inlet
13 September 2018
The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet.
This is a precautionary measure due to a planned maintenance shutdown of the water holding tank.
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:
- 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. Updates will be provided to the community when available.
Department of Health