Water Main Break Prompts Flush And Boil Water Advisory

The 20-inch main below W Carson Street has been repaired

Jennifer Bloodworth
January 20, 2020 - 7:52 am
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a precautionary flush and boil advisory for residents in five neighborhoods: Crafton Heights, Elliott, Esplen, Ridgemont and Westwood. 

The advisory is the result of a water main break along West Carson Street at Steuben Street on Sunday. The 20-inch pipe was repaired late Sunday night and road repairs continued into the Monday rush hour. West Carson Street was reopened to traffic on Monday morning. 

Due to low water pressure, the PWSA it's possible that contaminants could have gotten into the water supply.

Customers in that area are advised to run water for at least one minute, boil the water vigorously for one minute, and wait for the water to cool prior to drinking it.... until further notice.

Melinda Roeder contributed to this article. 

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