700 Millvale Households Under PWSA Flush And Boil Order

Aug 24, 2018

*The flush and boil advisory has been lifted as of Sunday, August 26. Residents in Millvale are no longer being recommended to take precautionary measures. 

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has announced a precautionary flush and boil order for part of Millvale.

Residents of approximately 700 households in the area bounded by Elizabeth Street to the south, Shaler Township to the east and north and Reserve Township to the west are urged to flush their taps and boil any water meant for consumption.

Residents of approximately 700 households in Millvale are being urged to flush and boil water meant for consumption.
Credit Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

That includes water intended to be used for drinking, washing dishes, brushing teeth, washing produce and food preparation.

In homes with lead pipes or solder – or if residents do not know if they have lead pipes or solder – taps should be flushed for at least one minute and water should be boiled vigorously for at least one minute and let cool before being used.

Water buffaloes are also available for affected customers at:

  • The Millvale Community Center near 416 Lincoln Ave.
  • The old Sample Elementary School at 820 Evergreen Rd.

The flush and boil order is the result of low to no pressure in a water main, which was closed for an extended period of time Thursday afternoon.

According to a news release, “PWSA is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and to verify that the water is safe to consume.”

The authority will notify customers when the flush and boil order is lifted.