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Iqaluit gets $600,000 from GN to offset water emergency costs – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2022117 Views

Jun 17, 2022

City had asked to recover $3.5M it spent while Iqaluit’s water was undrinkable from fuel contamination

The City of Iqaluit has received $600,000 from the Department of Community and Government Services to help offset costs associated with the city’s water emergency last year.

Chief administrative officer Amy Elgersma told city council Tuesday that the city spent $3.5 million during the emergency, with about $2 million making up for revenue lost from the water bills that went unpaid.

The city waived all its water bills for October and November after the Department of Health advised people to stop consuming their tap water because it was contaminated with fuel.

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