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PWSA to issue boil advisory for several Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Bob Bauder
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is issuing a boil water advisory for portions of the city’s West End because of low pressure caused by a water main break on Mt. Washington.

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will issue a boil water advisory Sunday for portions of Pittsburgh’s West End following a water main break in Mt. Washington, an authority spokeswoman said.

A 16-inch water main ruptured along Virginia Avenue late Saturday afternoon and caused an outage and low pressure for a limited number of customers in the area, according to spokeswoman Rebecca Zito. She said a crew was on the scene and closed a valve to isolate the break. She could not immediately provide a time for how long repairs would take.

The authority, Zito said, was preparing to issue a boil water advisory Sunday night for areas including the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott. About 870 homes were impacted, Zito said.

Residents in the impacted area should run water for at least one minute and then boil it for at least one minute before using it.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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