A boil water advisory has been issued for the town of Inuvik.
The Northwest Territories Chief Environmental Health Officer has issued a press release to warn residents that there are higher than normal turbidity in the water, due to increased water levels in the river.
Residents are asked to take caution and boil all of their water for at least one minute for any beverage or food they consume.
Showering is acceptable, however, water cannot be swallowed.
The advisory also notes that Brita filters are not safe filtration methods compared to boiling water.
At the moment no illnesses have been reported from drinking the water.
The Chief Environmental Health Officer along with the Town of Inuvik will continue to monitor the situation.