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Boil order for St. Paul, Maplewood lifted Tuesday morning

St. Paul Regional Water Services said there were no signs of contamination after a boil order went into effect on Sunday night.
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ST PAUL, Minn. — After a boil water order went into effect for customers in parts of St. Paul and Maplewood, The city of St. Paul said on Tuesday morning that people don't need to continue treating their drinking water. 

The warning stemmed from a loss in pressure in the Ferndale tank in Maplewood. Officials said that the boil order was a "standard precaution" after a loss of water pressure in the system to keep contamination out. 

According to St. Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS), the drinking water is safe and customers can resume normal water usage without the need to boil it for three minutes. 

The advisory was lifted after consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health. 

The boil order was first issued on Sunday evening for the following areas:

  • In the North, Holloway Ave. East, between 7th Ave. E and Division St./Halloway Ave E 
  • On 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. 
  • McKnight Rd. N. – between Ivy Ave. E. and Margaret St.  

"Those in the affected area are asked to boil water or use bottled water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc," said a release from SPRWS on Sunday. 

“We are dedicated to providing safe water for our customers and are taking this step out of an abundance of caution,” said Racquel Vaske, assistant general manager, in a statement. “Employees have resolved pressure issues and are flushing and sampling to ensure we can confidently lift this advisory as soon as possible.” 

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