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Municipal services

All municipal services in Pangnirtung are delivered by truck. All buildings have water and sewage tanks that vary in size from 250 to 5000 gallons or more.

Water trucks fill up at the reservoir and deliver water seven days a week.

Sewage trucks pump out sewage and waste water and deliver it to the Municipal Treatment Plant for processing.

Garbage is picked up five days a week and sent to our landfill. In a climate where garbage deteriorates very slowly, Arctic landfills are extremely difficult to manage.

The Hamlet is currently pursuing a municipal gasification system as an alternative to a landfill. We expect to have a new system in place in 2011.