Lawrenceville water main repairs will take longer than expected |

Lawrenceville water main repairs will take longer than expected

Tony LaRussa
A stretch of Butler Street in Lawrenceville between 39th and 42d streets was shut down while crews repair a 20-inch water main break on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Customers in the area near the break, including dozens of businesses, are without water.
Water streamed onto the roadway after a 20-inch water main erupted along Butler Street in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Residents near the break will be without water until repairs are completed Thursday morning.

Work on a broken water main on Butler Street in Lawrenceville will take longer than expected — and additional blocks will be without water — until about 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority.

Repairs to the 20-inch water main between 39th and 42nd streets began shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Officials originally predicted it would be fixed by Wednesday evening.

Water service is off for residents and businesses located between 39th and 42nd streets, and won’t be restored until the repairs are completed.

The road will remain closed until work is done.

Starting at 11 p.m. Wednesday, water will be shut off on the following additional blocks, according to PWSA:

  • Butler Street (42nd Street – 45th Street)
  • 44th Street (Butler Street – Eden Way)
  • 42nd Street (Butler Street – Davison Street)

The authority has provided water tanks for those in need of water at Butler Street’s intersections with 40th Street and 45th Street.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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