Boil advisory in effect at St. John's

Boil advisory in effect at St. John's Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: August 16, 2019 09:43 AM

Administrators with St. John's University and its abbey have issued a warning about water contaminated with E. coli.

According to officials, a boil advisory is in effect after authorities found E. coli bacteria within the water distribution system earlier this week.


Officials said the source of the E. coli is unknown.

Crews are working to chlorinate and flush the water system to rid it of the bacteria.

In the meantime, officials are asking those affected to bring all water to a full, rolling boil and let it sit for a minute or longer before using. Using bottled water is also suggested.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article indicated the advisory affected both the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. An update indicated the advisory covers only St. John's.

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