• Boil advisory issued for 3 Pittsburgh neighborhoods after water main break


    PITTSBURGH - A boil water advisory has been issued for three Pittsburgh neighborhoods after a water main break.

    According to the Twitter page for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, the advisory is for limited areas of Hazelwood, Swisshelm Park and a small portion of Greenfield.

    The first round of testing came back free of contamination, according to PWSA's Facebook page, but two more tests need to be done in order to lift the boil advisory.

    A large water main break happened on Duck Hollow Trail in Hazelwood around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

    The break caused low and no water pressure, but the problem has since been resolved.

    The boil and flush water advisory was issued because when there is a water pressure loss, contaminants can enter the water. 

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    Flushing water brings in fresh water from the main and boiling fresh water kills any bacteria and other organisms that can enter the water. 

    Check HERE to see if you're affected.

    Water buffaloes are set up in the following locations for affected customers:

    • Homestead Street at Commercial Street (Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #19)
    • Flowers Avenue at Gertrude Street (Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #13)




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