-- Residents of Nunavut's capital city, Iqaluit, are being warned not to consume the city's drinking water due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons.
The city’s Department of Health has issued a do not drink water advisory.
Residents are being advised not to consume tap water for drinking or cooking until further notice.
"Pregnant women, newborns and infants should not take baths or be bathed in tap water.
Do not use tap water to mix infant formula," reads a public health advisory issued Tuesday.
"Active investigation of the city's drinking water system and additional testing of the drinking water are ongoing," read the advisory.
“In this case, we suspect that there is some type of petroleum product that has entered the water system.”. »