PWSA Issues Flush And Boil Order For Lincoln-Lemington, Part Of Homewood

Aug 13, 2019

*The flush and boil advisory has been lifted as of Thursday, August 15. Residents who have not run their water in in recent days should flush their taps for at least one minute before using water for cooking or drinking.


The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has announced a precautionary flush and boil order for Lincoln-Lemington and part of Homewood.

Inhabitants of approximately 1,560 buildings are urged to flush their taps and boil any water meant for consumption.

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.

The flush and boil order is the result of two water main breaks on Lincoln and Lemington avenues early Tuesday morning.

According to a news release, “PWSA will conduct 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.