Iqaluit water problems forcing people to the local river

Iqaluit’s water problems which include a do not consume order put in place by city council, is pushing people down to a local river to fill up anything that will hold water.

Petroleum hydrocarbons were discovered in the water in Nunavut’s capital forcing the 7,000 residents to find alternatives.

The city is bringing in 80,000 litres of bottled water to help.

Results from testing aren’t due until Monday.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.