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PWSA Issues Precautionary Flush And Boil Advisory For Parts Of Pittsburgh

Streets in Brighton Heights and Marshal-Shadeland are affected

July 23, 2018 - 3:52 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is issuing a precautionary flush and boil water advisory for section of Brighton Heights and Marshall-Shadeland.

The PWSA says they experienced a water main break on Brighton Road, between Woods Run Avenue and Harbison Avenue around 2 a.m. Monday Morning.

Pressure was restored at 11:45 Monday morning but the PWSA said in a press release:

“When there is a decrease in pressure contaminants can enter the drinking water. In an abundance of caution, PWSA is issuing a precautionary flush and boil water advisory to a limited area, approximately 4,600 households,”

Anyone who experienced low pressure or no water service due to the break is advised to follow the flush and boil advisory until further notice.

The PWSA says the follow steps should be taken to ensure you are using safe water:

  1. Boil tap water vigorously for at least one minute prior to using it for drinking or cooking (the minute starts when the water begins to bubble). This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets. 
  2. Wait for the water to cool before using it, or store it in the refrigerator in a clean container. 

See the map below to see if you're affected.



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