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Freezing temperatures challenge military in providing clean drinking water to Iqaluit


November 12, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Iqaluit – With temperatures hovering around minus 15 degrees Celsius, a contingent of 24 Canadian Armed Forces personnel have been challenged to pump clean drinking water for use by Iqaluit residents. The Nunavut city has not had access to potable tap water for a month when fuel was found in its treatment plant water. The military has been drawing water from the Sylvia Grinnell River, using reverse osmosis to remove contaminants. Efforts have been hampered, however, by freezing hoses, pumps and valves. CKPG Today report | READ MORE