Update: The precautionary boil water order in Blaine is over

Tests confirmed the water is safe.
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The water is safe in Blaine after the city issued a precautionary boil water order.

City officials say test results indicate there are no safety or contamination issues with the water after an apparent power outage caused the water pressure to drop Sunday night, a news release says.

You can read the original story from Monday below.

Schools in Blaine are closed Monday because of a "water supply issue."

The City of Blaine experienced a drop in water pressure around 5 p.m. Sunday, which prompted a flurry of complaints on social media, a statement on the city's website says. Which has prompted officials to recommend people boil the water they plan to drink out of precaution until further notice.

Blaine officials are investigating what led to the drop in water pressure, with the initial investigation pointing to "an internal power failure" that disrupted the utility communication system. The power supply has since been replaced.

The boil advisory also prompted several schools in the Anoka-Hennepin, Centennial and Spring Lake Park school districts to close Monday. They are:

  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Johnsville Elementary School
  • Madison Elementary School
  • University Avenue Elementary School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Blaine High School
  • Centennial Elementary School
  • Centennial High School
  • Northpoint Elementary School
  • Westwood Intermediate School
  • Westwood Middle School

The schools do anticipate being open on Tuesday after water testing has been completed, the release says.

The city isn't sure if the current water issue has anything to do with the city losing water last month. That incident also led schools to close.

For the latest on the water boil advisory, click here.

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