PWSA Lifts Precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Lincoln-Lemington and Portion of Homewood North
Pittsburgh, PA - The precautionary flush and boil water advisory impacting Lincoln-Lemington and portions of Homewood North in Pittsburgh is no longer in effect. Two rounds of water quality testing did not show any evidence of contamination. The water in the impacted area is now confirmed to be safe to drink. We appreciate our customer's patience as we resolved this unforeseen incident.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) recommends that customers using their water for the first time in several days run their taps for at least one minute before using it for cooking or drinking. This helps remove stagnant water from plumbing and brings in fresh water from water mains.
When the advisory is in place, PWSA must conduct two rounds of testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and verify that the water is safe to drink. After two consecutive rounds of testing show satisfactory results, the precautionary advisory can be lifted. We recognize the inconvenience of having to flush and boil water. However, the advisory was issued in an abundance of caution to ensure our customer's safety.
Customers are encouraged to take simple precautionary steps to minimize disruptions at home by keeping several days of bottled water on hand and subscribing to our email distribution list for emergency notifications and updates. It takes less than a minute to subscribe at www.pgh2o.com/subscribe. To receive robocalls from PWSA, customers should ensure their contact information is up to date by going to "Update Contact Info" on PWSA's homepage.
The precautionary flush and boil water advisory was triggered PWSA experienced an extended water main break early Tuesday morning. The break caused low and no water pressure for approximately 1.560 customers. PWSA crews completed repairs to the water main Tuesday evening.