Do Not Consume Advisory for the Drinking Water in Affected Houses in Sachs Harbour Lifted

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YELLOWKNIFE - April 22, 2022 - The Chief Environmental Health Officer is rescinding the Do not Consume Advisory for drinking water for all affected locations in Sachs Harbour. Testing of affected buildings has been completed with samples taken from affected houses and buildings on Monday, April 11, 2022.

The Office of the CPHO has determined the advisory can be lifted effective immediately. The advisory can be lifted as the source was found, cleaning of plumbing in affected buildings was completed and tests of the affected buildings after cleaning did not detect any fuel.

If you still smell fuel at the water taps in your home, it is recommended that you flush your sink drains with some soap and water. If an odour persists, please contact the community government. 


For more information contact:

Jeremy Bird
Manager Communications
Health and Social Services