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City of Iqaluit to shut down water services on Friday – CBC

Aug 31, 2023

City-wide water shutdown will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Iqaluit will undergo a city-wide shutdown of water services between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

The city is replacing a valve through which most of the city’s water flows, said city spokesperson Kent Driscoll on Thursday.

“The valve is in a critical area,” said Driscoll, which is why Iqaluit is shutting down water for most of the city. “You can’t repair a valve when there’s water flowing through it.”

The city said on Wednesday that water pressure will drop during the shutdown. When that happens, Nunavut’s chief public health officer automatically issues a precautionary boil-water advisory.

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