ShareThis Page
Pittsburgh water authority issues ‘flush and boil’ advisory for 3 neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Pittsburgh water authority issues ‘flush and boil’ advisory for 3 neighborhoods

Jamie Martines
| Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:22 p.m
760876_web1_ptr-flushboil-021719
PWSA
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority issued a flush and boil water advisory for the highlighted areas of the map — parts of Greenfield, Hazelwood, Swisshelm Park — Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 following a water main break.

About 2,000 households in portions of Hazelwood, Swisshelm Park and Greenfield are under a flush and boil water advisory from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority following a water main break Friday night.

The precautionary advisory, which was posted to the PWSA website and social media late Saturday morning, was issued out of “an abundance of caution,” according to a statement from PWSA.

A searchable map of the impacted area is available at the PWSA website, www.pgh2o.com/boilwater.

“Any customer who experienced no water service or low pressure in this area today is also encouraged to follow these precautionary measures until further notice,” the statement said.

The water authority is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and to verify that water is safe to consume.

Water buffaloes are available at Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station No. 19, at Homestead Street and Commercial Street in Swisshelm Park, and at Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station No. 13, at Flowers Avenue and Gertrude Street in Hazelwood.

The break that disrupted water pressure in these areas occurred on a section of a 16-inch water main on the Duck Hollow Trail in Hazelwood around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The break was isolated and pressure was restored around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jamie at 724-850-2867, jmartines@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.