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Third-party review of Iqaluit water crisis suggests disagreements slowed down response

Bypass system could have been implemented sooner if city, territory were in agreement

October 6, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Iqaluit, Nunavut – Disagreements between the city and the territorial government adversely affected the response to Iqaluit’s water crisis in 2021, according to a third-party review of the matter. Residents went without clean tap water for two months after hydrocarbons were found in the water supply, leading to the implementation of a bypass system that allowed a return to consumption. The review, however, found the system could have been in place much sooner if both parties were able to agree on its implementation. CBC News report | READ MORE

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