Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued Due To Water Main Break
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued to a few sections of Pittsburgh due to a water main break that happened Sunday morning.
The boil water advisory affects about 7,000 homes in the following areas: Bloomfield Central Lawrenceville East Liberty Friendship Garfield Highland Park Morningside Shadyside The advisory comes after a major water main break that happened at Centre Avenue and South Negley Avenue.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority says they are issuing a precautionary boil water advisory because a decrease in water pressure can allow contaminants to enter the drinking water.
Tests are being conducted to verify the water is safe to drink.
Water should be boiled before drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth or use in food preparation.
If you don’t know if you have lead water pipes or solder, you should run tap water for at least one minute before boiling it.
The PWSA says to follow these instructions: 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.
Wait for the water to cool before using it, or store it in the refrigerator in a clean container.
The advisory is in effect until further notice.