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Iqaluit’s reverse osmosis purification system back in operation with military’s help


December 7, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – The city’s water purification system is back in operation following a two-week shutdown, the Canadian Armed Forces says.

A tent had collapsed in high winds, rendering the system prone to freezing. With the reverse osmosis system up and running again, bottled water is no longer necessary to be provided to Iqaluit’s citizens.

Military assistance in the city will continue to be provided until at least Dec. 22 with the possibility of a two-week extension.

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The city of 8,000 has been in a state of emergency since Oct. 12 when fuel was found in its drinking water.