Boil water advisory for several Pittsburgh neighborhoods after water main break
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory for several sections of Pittsburgh.
Following a large water main break on Centre Avenue in East Liberty Sunday morning, the PWSA restored pressure following a period of low and no water pressure for customers in the central and eastern sections of Pittsburgh.
“Though our regulations require the precautionary flush and boil water advisory, disinfectant levels in our system have remained stable, and we have not detected the presence of any contaminants,” the PWSA said in a statement.
“Regulations require multiple follow-up water quality testing before the advisory can be lifted.
The earliest the test results will be available is the evening of December 19, 2017.”
Both hospitals remains operational and there is no impact on patient care.”
The PWSA also noted that there is currently a water buffalo located at Centre Avenue, where the main break occurred, and South Euclid Street for those without water.
A busy Pittsburgh street looked more like a river Sunday morning as water rushed down Centre Avenue following a water main break.
Huge water main break in East Liberty pic.twitter.com/ETv13m1Bbk — Lori Houy (@WPXI_Lori) December 17, 2017 The break impacted water service and pressure at UPMC Shadyside and Mercy hospitals, in addition to surrounding neighborhoods.
The water main break also forced businesses to close as residents flooded grocery stores looking for bottles of water.