Water System Problems in Blaine Likely Caused By Software Failure

originally posted on January 9, 2017


The Blaine Police Department said the initial review says a software communications systems failure caused water delivery system issues in Blaine.

The department said that the water system is now back up and running.

Boil Water Advisory

The city of Blaine has told residents to boil water over the next 24 hours, after the city experienced a city-wide loss of water Sunday morning. Anoka County reports that the city of Lexington also had water issues.

Results of the water testing are expected to be made available Monday afternoon.

School Closings

The water outage caused schools to close on Monday.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District said that Blaine schools would be closed Monday and all evening activities would be canceled. The schools are set to resume a normal schedule on Tuesday.

The schools affected included: Jefferson Elementary School, Johnsville Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, University Avenue Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Blaine High School.

Spring Lake Park Schools issued the following statement:

Due to a water outage in the city of Blaine, there will be no school on Monday, January 9, for students who attend Northpoint Elementary, Westwood Intermediate School and Westwood Middle School. School will be held on a regular schedule at Park Terrace, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Lighthouse School and Spring Lake Park High School. Updates will be shared on Monday as more information becomes available.

Centennial Elementary and Centennial High School were also closed on Monday.

Anoka County officials have asked that residents do not call 911 or the police in regards to the issue, as dispatchers have no information on when the situation will be resolved.

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