Water Main Break

Pittsburgh Public Safety

A flush and boil order for Pennsylvania American Water customers in 35 municipalities was lifted on Sunday morning. The advidsory stemmed from a major water main break on East Agnew Avenue in Carrick Friday morning that forced the evacuation of some residents and flooded parts of Becks Run Road. 

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

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. 

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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is installing a new system with the goal of identifying and prioritizing issues, such as main breaks, before they happen.

Brendan Shubert, PWSA manager of external affairs, said the electronic software flags when multiple water main breaks are reported in an area. PWSA will prioritize that area in the following year's budget. 

Then the authority can make that area a priority in the following year’s budget.