PWSA issues ‘precautionary’ flush and boil advisory for North Side neighborhoods, Millvale, Reserve Township
PWSA issues ‘precautionary’ flush and boil advisory for North Side neighborhoods, Millvale, Reserve Township.
Updated: 11:03 p.m. About 18,000 homes in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhoods, as well as Millvale and Reserve Township, are under a precautionary flush and boil water advisory, PWSA and city officials announced Monday night.
“Sampling methods are not infallible.” Repeat tests conducted Saturday showed no contamination or issues, Weimar said.
“PWSA will also conduct flushing throughout the impacted area to eliminate potentially compromised water,” according to a release.
http://on.wpxi.com/2wNJnAG 65 335 252 Read the rest of PWSA’s release below: “The impacted areas are shown on the attached map (also available here: PWSA Boil Water Area).
PWSA estimates the precautionary flush and boil water advisory affects approximately 18,000 homes in the PWSA service area.
[…] “Customers within the impacted area should do the following before using water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice: “Residents who do not know if their property has lead water pipes or solder, it is recommended to first flush your lines by running water from your tap for at least one minute before boiling.
You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued, as freezing does not kill bacteria.
Customers in this service area are being advised to flush their taps and then boil their fresh water to ensure that drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal water quality requirements.
Customers with questions can go to our website homepage at www.pgh2o.com or call Customer Service at 412.255.2423.