Boil water advisory issued for several neighborhoods after water main break in Mt. Washington


Boil water advisory issued for several neighborhoods after water main break in Mt. Washington

A precautionary flush and boil water advisory has been issued after a 16-inch water main break occurred in Mt. Washington on Saturday afternoon. The break happened along the 300 block of Virginia Avenue in front of Slater & Sons funeral home at approximately 3:30 p.m.The break has buckled part of the road and sidewalk in the area. There was low or no water pressure in western portions of the city of Pittsburgh, including the Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott neighborhoods.According to PWSA, the flush and boil advisory was issued because when there is a water pressure loss, contaminants can enter the drinking water.Approximately 870 households were affected. Click here to see a map of the impacted area.Pressure was expected to be restored around 8 p.m. Saturday. PWSA is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and verify that the water is safe to consume. Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates. Download the app now to stay connected with breaking news updates.

A precautionary flush and boil water advisory has been issued after a 16-inch water main break occurred in Mt. Washington on Saturday afternoon.

The break happened along the 300 block of Virginia Avenue in front of Slater & Sons funeral home at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The break has buckled part of the road and sidewalk in the area.

There was low or no water pressure in western portions of the city of Pittsburgh, including the Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott neighborhoods.

According to PWSA, the flush and boil advisory was issued because when there is a water pressure loss, contaminants can enter the drinking water.

Approximately 870 households were affected. Click here to see a map of the impacted area.

Pressure was expected to be restored around 8 p.m. Saturday.

PWSA is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and verify that the water is safe to consume.

Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates. Download the app now to stay connected with breaking news updates.


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