High Levels Of Lead Detected During Water Testing In Reserve Township

The township gets its water from the PWSA

Melinda Roeder
April 02, 2018 - 4:45 pm
Lead Water Testing

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - High levels of lead have been detected during water testing at several homes in Reserve Township, although it's unclear exactly where the contamination is coming from.

The township gets its water from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. 

Interim Director Robert Weimar tells KDKA Radio they are working to replace old, lead lines but in the meantime, they're asking state officials for permission to treat the water supply with anti-corrosion chemicals.

 They’re hoping approval comes through next month and the problem is corrected by summer.

 In the meantime, Reserve residents are urged to let their tap water run a couple minutes to flush out before drinking or cooking with it.