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Water distribution centers open in Pittsburgh, Millvale, Reserve

Aaron Aupperlee
| Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
The Lanpher Reservoir in Shaler, shown, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
The Lanpher Reservoir in Shaler, shown, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

Water distribution centers opened at 10 a.m. Tuesday for Pittsburgh, Millvale and Reserve residents affected by the boil water advisory .

Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority put a precautionary flush-and-boil advisory into effect Monday evening for about 18,000 customers in the northern city neighborhoods, Millvale and Reserve.

The advisory is expected to last 24 to 48 hours.

The distribution centers are:


• Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Ave.


• Reserve VFD, 33 Lonsdale St.


• Pressley High Rise, 601 Pressley St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

• Pennsylvania Bidwell, 1014 Sheffield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 32, 900 Spring Garden Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15212

• Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 33, 3284 Central Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 34, 3914 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15214

• Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 35, 1519 Orchlee St., Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 37, 1124 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15233

• Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 38, 198 Essen St., Pittsburgh, PA

Each distribution center will have 2,500-gallon water buffalo tanks. Containers will not be provided. People should bring sanitized, portable containers to transport water from the sites, according to information on the city's website .

If you can't get to a water distribution center, you can call the 311 Response Center for assistance. The center can be reached by calling 311 within the city or 412-255-2621 outside the city.

PWSA customers should boil tap water before using it to drink, cook, make ice, wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food or give to pets.

The city and PWSA are concerned that bird droppings could contaminate water in the Lanpher Reservoir in Shaler. Officials had not identified any contamination as of Monday night.

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at, 412-336-8448 or via Twitter @tinynotebook.

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