• Boil water advisory lifted for all western Pittsburgh neighborhoods

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    PITTSBURGH - UPDATE 8:22 a.m. Saturday: The PWSA has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for all western Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  

    Two rounds of samples did not show any evidence of contamination. 

    UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Friday: The PWSA has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights neighborhoods, but it remains in effect for western neighborhoods.

    Two rounds of bacteriological testing in Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights did not show any evidence of contamination, according to the PWSA.

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    The PWSA began collecting water samples in western neighborhoods when water service was restored late Thursday afternoon. Customers will be notified via robocall when the boil water advisory is lifted for them.

    CLICK HERE for a map of the area still under the advisory.

    Water buffaloes remain in place at the following locations:

    • Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #30, 916 Steuben Street
    • Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #31, 3000 Chartiers Avenue
    • 1717 Hethlon Street
    • Intersection of Springfield and Hamburg Street

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    UPDATE 4:47 p.m. Thursday: PWSA has completed repairs on the water main break on Shaler Street.

    A precautionary flush and boil water advisory remains in place until further notice.

    Water buffaloes are still set up in the following locations:

    • Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #27, 96 Virginia Avenue
    • Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #30, 916 Steuben Street
    • Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #31, 3000 Chartiers Avenue
    • 1717 Hethlon Street 
    • Intersection of Springfield and Hamburg Street 

    ORIGINAL STORY: A water main break has traffic diverted on Shaler Street near Saw Mill Run Boulevard in Duquesne Heights.

    The break occurred around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    An officer on the scene told Channel 11 that a contractor working in the area struck a 16-inch main, which caused the break.

    The specific location of the break was isolated around 3:30 p.m.

    While water service has been restored to some customers, others were still without water Wednesday.

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    It's unclear how long full repairs and service restoration will take.

    According to the PWSA, families in elevated areas as far as Pittsburgh’s Elliott and Ridgemont neighborhoods still don’t have water Wednesday.

    PWSA has issued a boil water advisory for the area near the break.

    Water buffaloes are available at the following locations:

    • 96 Virginia Avenue
    • 916 Steuben Street
    • 3000 Chartiers Avenue
    • Springfield Street at Hamburg Street
    • 1717 Hethlon Street

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