PWSA advises customers in Pittsburgh’s northern neighborhoods to flush, boil water

PWSA advises customers in Pittsburgh’s northern neighborhoods to flush, boil water.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory Monday night that will affect an estimated 18,000 homes in the city’s northern neighborhoods and in Millvale and Reserve.
PWSA issued the advisory after determining deficiencies in the cover of the Lanpher reservoir could affect the quality of its water, the authority said in a news release.
The reservoir has been isolated from the water distribution system, and PWSA will flush throughout the affected areas.
Those areas include: Millvale Manchester Reserve Marshall-Shadeland Allegheny Center North Shore Allegheny West Northview Heights Brighton Heights Perry North California-Kirkbride Perry South Central Northside Spring Garden Chateau Spring Hill – City View East Allegheny Summer Hill Fineview Troy Hill Herr’s Island Customers who use water for drinking — including for pets, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food are advised to flush their lines by running water from the tap for at least a minute before boiling vigorously for another minute to kill bacteria.
Water should be cooled before use.
Pittsburgh Public Schools said Monday night that all of its schools will remain open Tuesday.
PWSA is working with the state Department of Environment Protection to meet regulatory requirements for disinfection.
It about 120 years old and 60 inches in diameter.
Customers with questions on the advisory can visit or call the authority’s customer service line at 412-255-2423.

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