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Iqaluit residents say fuel odour has returned to their tap water – Nunatsiaq News

Jan 14, 2022

People in Iqaluit are again reporting that their water smells of fuel.

A post about the smell appeared in the Facebook group Iqaluit Public Service Announcements Thursday night. It had garnered more than 50 comments as of Friday morning, including several people reporting the same thing.

The City of Iqaluit issued a news release Friday in response to the reports, saying “a trace amount of hydrocarbons entered the distribution system” on Monday and Wednesday.

“It is believed that potential remaining hydrocarbons may have entered the water supply and need to be flushed out of the distribution,” says the release.

The city has begun flushing, and the release asks people to run their taps for 20 minutes before 6 p.m.

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