Safe Drinking Water

19th Oct 2021

On October 12, 2021 Iqaluit City Council declared a state of local emergency due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons at the Iqaluit water treatment plant. The Government of Nunavut is advising Iqalummiut not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking, until further notice. 

Employers must ensure that potable (safe to drink) water is readily available in the workplace or to make alternate arrangements to ensure that employees have access to safe drinking water. 

WSCC has released a safety bulletin to provide safety awareness and guidance for employers in Iqaluit on the requirements for safe drinking water at workplaces under the Safety Act and OHS Regulations