Iqaluit is getting help from the military in the form of water purification units as it continues to deal with fuel that was found in its tap water.

Major Susan Magill, a public information officer for Joint Task Force North, says one purification unit arrived in Iqaluit in a military jet on Saturday and a second was on its way yesterday.

Iqaluit's eight-thousand residents haven't been able to consume tap water for nearly two weeks.

Magill says the purification units have previously been used in warm climates like Haiti and the Philippines, but it will be a new experience using them in Canada's North.