The 5 things you need to know about the PWSA boil water alert

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory Monday night for customers in the northern neighborhoods of the city, as well as the Borough of Millvale and Reserve Township.
The advisory affects about 18,000 homes in its service area.
The impacted areas are shown on this map.
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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools in the impacted areas will remain open.
Students will still be able to wash their hands in the bathrooms.
Food for breakfast and lunch will be prepared off-site by the school’s food service contractor.
If you cannot get to a water buffalo, city residents can call 311 for help.
Only provide pre-boiled PWSA water or bottled water.
Impacted customers will be notified by PWSA through automated robocalls.The boil water advisory will remain in place until further notice.

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