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7,000 PWSA Customers In East End Under Flush And Boil Advisory

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
A map shows the areas under a fush and boil advisory.

A major water main break at Centre and South Negley avenues Sunday prompted the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to issue a flush and boil water advisory for eight East End neighborhoods. 

*UPDATED: This post was updated at 11:48 a.m., Dec. 18.

In a release, PWSA officials said the advisory, affecting roughly 7,000 customers, was precautionary.

"[The break] caused low and no water pressure for customers in the central and eastern sections of the City of Pittsburgh," according to the release. "The main break was isolated, and pressure was restored today. PWSA is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory to a limited area because a decrease in pressure can allow contaminants to enter the drinking water."

The advisory is for water used for consumption. The full release can be found here. A map of the impacted neighborhoods is also available.

Neighborhoods under a boil advisory include Bloomfield, Central Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Morningside and Shadyside. 

East End residents affected by the flush and boil advisory can also get clean water from three water buffaloes throughout the city at: 

  • Shursave IGA Super Market at 4401 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • CVS at 4610 Centre Avenue at North Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Fire Station 8 at 149 North Euclid Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Another water main break in the Middle Hill has disrupted service for PWSA customers. Crews will work on repairs Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PWSA says residents of Elmore Street will be without water service during that time. 

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