November 13, 2022  

Racquel Vaske
Assistant General Manager

Saint Paul Regional Water Services issues boil water advisory

ST. PAUL-November 13, 2022.  Due to an issue at the Ferndale tank in Maplewood this afternoon, Saint Paul Regional Water Services is issuing a boil water advisory for this area as a standard precaution in the unlikely case that contamination has entered the distribution system due to the loss of water pressure. Customers in the affected areas in Maplewood and Saint Paul are being asked to boil water for three minutes before using it for cooking or drinking or use bottled water. There is no evidence that contamination has entered the distribution system at this time. 

Saint Paul Regional Water Services staff have restored system pressure and are conducting water quality testing to ensure the water is safe to drink.  Areas affected are encompassed by: 

  • 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.  


“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. “Employees have resolved pressure issues and are flushing and sampling to ensure we can confidently lift this advisory as soon as possible.” 

Those in the affected area are asked to boil water or use bottled water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc. for at least the next 24 hours until the boil water advisory has been lifted. We will share additional information and alert customers when the advisory is lifted (or more information is available). 

For more information, go to our website at

Saint Paul Regional Water Services provides reliable, quality water at a reasonable cost to Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Saint Paul, Roseville, and West St. Paul. 


Attached is a map of the affected area.
Beebe Road.pdf

Last Edited: November 13, 2022