Cloudy water due to high turbidity levels means residents of Baker Lake are advised to boil water for many uses.

Residents of Baker Lake should boil water for consumption for at least one minute, the Department of Health advises.
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The Department of Health is recommending that the community boil water for at least one minute when using it for:

• drinking
• preparing infant formulas
• preparing juices and ice cubes
• washing fruits and vegetables
• cooking
• brushing teeth

It’s not necessary to boil water used for other purposes.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off, according to the Department of Health. 

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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