Boil advisory lifted at St. John's

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

Updated: August 21, 2019 03:38 PM

St. John's University administrators said Wednesday that the latest tests by the Minnesota Department of Health show the absence of coliform and E. coli bacteria.

It comes after officials issued a boil advisory when bacteria within the water distribution system was discovered earlier this week.


Boil advisory in effect at St. John's

Officials said Wednesday that the boil advisory is no longer in effect. All pipes and faucets throughout campus were flushed, but administrators said anyone with a water filter, ice machine, etc., should:

  1. Flush pipes and faucets. Run each cold-water faucet for five minutes or until the water is noticeably colder. 
  2. Throw away any existing ice. If you have an icemaker, flush the feed lines and throw away the first new bin of ice. 
  3. Flush water coolers, and any other water storage container. Flush with at least one full tank volume. 
  4. Clean water filters following the manufacturer's instructions. Replace disposable filters. 

Administrators said staff will continue to chlorinate the water system through November 14. More information regarding the chlorination process can be found here.

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