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Sachs Harbour, NWT issues do-not-consume advisory as water has fuel smell, oily sheen

Laundry is water's only safe application


March 24, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Sachs Harbour, NWT – The smell of fuel and an oily sheen in some of the water delivered since March 21 to homes in the community has prompted a do-not-consume advisory, even if the water is boiled. The advisory was made by the territory’s chief environmental health officer, who says the advisory is in place until further notice. The tainted water can be used for laundry only and is unsafe for drinking, food preparation and bathing. CBC News report | READ MORE