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Boil Water Advisory In Effect For West End

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UPDATE: PWSA lifted the flush and boil water advisory for the western neighborhoods on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority issued a precautionary boil water advisory for parts of the Duquesne Heights, Elliott, Ridgemont, West End and Mount Washington neighborhoods. The advisory came after PWSA reported a water main break in Duquesne Heights this afternoon. 

After restoring pressure to residents' homes, they advised those who experienced no water service to boil water before consumption. 

PWSA estimates about 3,800 households are affected, and robocalls have been placed to impacted customers. Water buffaloes will be placed at several fire stations located at 96 Virginia Avenue, 916 Steuben Street and 3000 Chartiers Avenue. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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