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A state of emergency has been declared in Iqaluit after city staff found evidence of fuel contamination in the city's treated water supply. The water is unsafe to drink, even if filtered or boiled, according to the municipality. 

The city of Iqaluit has made treated water available to residents at depot filling stations, but it still needs to be boiled for use. The Nunavut government will provide the city with 80,000 litres of water, Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell told media.

Both stores in Iqaluit sold out of bottled water within hours. Bottled water there normally sells at an extremely high cost, for example, a 40 bottle pack of 500ml bottles of water typically ells for $48.79 before tax at Northmart.

The city of Iqaluit also has a shortage of housing due to sewer and water infrastructure not being in place, restricting the ability to build new housing.


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