Waterworks Mall under boil water advisory after water main break

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SHARPSBURG, Pa. - The Waterworks Mall must boil water as the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority repairs a break in a 60-inch water main, the authority reported.
 
A break in the water main along the Allegheny Valley Railroad track near where Route 8 connects to State Route 28 was discovered about 11 a.m. Friday, PWSA said.
 
Diners were met with closed signs.
 
“We drove a long way to meet here.  Tried Burgatory.  Have to go somewhere else,” said Robert Heinle.
 
The mall and Aspinwall experienced low water pressure.
 
“In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection PWSA issued a boil water advisory for the Water Works Shopping Mall.  Customers in the area must boil water until further notice.  PWSA has already begun collecting water quality samples from areas affected. We anticipate that PWSA will be able to lift the boil water advisory in 24 hours,” according to PWSA spokeswoman Melissa Rubin.
 
PWSA expects to lift the boil-water advisory in 24 hours.
 
If customers affected have any questions or concerns, please call Gina Cyprych, environmental compliance coordinator at 412-224-3943.