Does your community have the best drinking water in the North? NTWWA offers you the opportunity to prove it!

To enter the contest:

  1. Bring one litre of chilled (not frozen) water in a glass jar (or equivalent) from your water treatment plant, water truck or tap to the conference in Iqaluit on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Be careful what you bring the water sample in because water will pick up a taste and odor from its container and the rubber on many jar lids (don’t use a coffee a thermos or a pickle jar!).
  2. Remember to label the container with your community’s name!
  3. Water will be judged on the basis of: Taste  (25 points), Smell (25 points) Clarity (Colour) (25 points) and Turbidity (25 points)

 Contest rules:

  1. The contest will take place Tuesday, November 7, in the afternoon.
  2. Only water from a treatment plant that is considered safe to drink is eligible.
  3. Communities that have had a boil-water advisory in the last year will be disqualified.
  4. Communities that do not meet the current requirements of the NWT and Nunavut Public Water Supply Regulations will be disqualified.

2016 – Congratulations Cape Dorset!

There were 12 communities competing for the Great Northern Drinking Water Contest trophy, the most there have ever  been!  Arviat, Behchoko, Cape Dorset, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Gjoa Haven, Hay River, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Paulatuk and Tsiigehtchi all entered samples. The Municipality of Cape Dorset was the winner and took home the coveted trophy with Steven Pootoogook and David Saila accepting the award from Board member Justin Hazenberg!


View Our Past Great Northern Drinking Water Trophy Winners!