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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

BREAKING: Boil Water Advisory Issued for Maplewood St-Paul Border

In a breaking report, St. Paul Regional Water Services has issued a boil water advisory for all consumers in the border boundary between St. Paul and Maplewood.

Why Did This Happen?

According to an SPRWS news release, a decrease in water pressure at the Ferndale storage tank in Maplewood triggered the alert. Sunday afternoon may have enabled pollutants to infiltrate the distribution system. Reports are still unclear.

Although there is no proof of contamination, consumers in the affected region are advised to use bottled water. Or to boil their tap water for three minutes before consuming, cooking, or brushing their teeth. The guideline will stay in effect for at least the next twenty-four hours, or until the advisory is rescinded.

It is strongly advised that you do not drink water directly from the tap. Although experts have weighed in, detailing the possible ill-effects. If you feel unwell after drinking water from the tap, especially if you vomit, seek medical attention immediately.

The SPRWS team was running testing Sunday evening to see whether any contamination had happened. The department’s press release deemed it was improbable.

Boil Water Advisory – What This Means

In an SPRWS press statement, assistant general manager Racquel Vaske stated. “We are committed to delivering safe water to our consumers and are taking this precaution out of an abundance of caution.”

 

He went on to say. “Employees have fixed pressure concerns and are flushing and sampling to ensure that we can remove this advice with confidence as soon as feasible.”

The affected area is pictured here, provided by St. Paul Regional Water Services.

You may get more information about the boil alert at stpaul.gov/departments/st-paul-regional-water-services.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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