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Boil water advisory lifted for areas in Maplewood, St. Paul

The advisory was issued due to a power loss at the Beebe Road pump station in Maplewood.
Credit: Heidi Wigdahl

ST PAUL, Minn. — A boil water advisory has been lifted for areas in Maplewood and St. Paul, nearly a day after it was issued.

The advisory was solely a precautionary procedure following a power outage at the Beebe Road pump station. Lab tests determined that the water has been deemed "safe for consumption," St. Paul Regional Water Services said in a statement Tuesday.

On Monday, officials recommended Maplewood and St. Paul residents boil their water for three minutes before cooking and drinking due to a power loss affecting the distribution system.

St. Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) said the loss of water pressure at the Maplewood pump station could have caused contamination to enter the distribution system, although the agency said the chances of that were "unlikely."

The following areas are now cleared to resume normal water usage:

  • In the North: Holloway Ave. East, between 7th Ave. E and Division St./Halloway Ave E.
  • In the East: Geneva Ave. N. – between Conway Ave. E. and Halloway Ave E/Division St.
  • In the South: Conway Ave. East, between Carlton St. N and Geneva Ave. N. and Ave. R.
  • In the West: Ruth Street N. - between 7th Ave. E and Larpenteur Ave. E., Winthrop St. N. – between Larpenteur Ave. E and Hoyt Ave. E., Idaho Ave. E – between Furness Parkway and Winthrop St. N., and McKnight Rd. N. – between Ivy Ave. E. and Margaret St.

St. Paul Regional Water Services said that the advisory was lifted following approval from Minnesota Department of Health.

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