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UPDATE: City To Open Water Distribution Locations Tuesday Morning During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory

UPDATE: Three additional water distribution centers have been opened this afternoon. The additional locations are listed in RED below.  

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 29, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have announced the following operations plan for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to PWSA customers northern neighborhoods of the City of Pittsburgh, the Borough of Millvale and Reserve Township. A copy of the PWSA Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory issued on Monday, August 28 can be found here

Seven facilities throughout the affected boil water area (map) will serve as water distribution centers for and will be equipped with 2,500 gallon water buffalo tanks.  

Millvale
Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209 
Reserve Twp. 
Reserve VFD, 33 Lonsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

City of Pittsburgh 
Pressley High Rise, 601 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 
Pennsylvania Bidwell, 1014 Sheffield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 32, 900 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 33, 3284 Central Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 34, 3914 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15214 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 35, 1519 Orchlee Street, Pittsburgh PA 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 37, 1124 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233 
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 38, 198 Essen Street, Pittsburgh, PA 

Water buffalo tanks are expected to be accessible to the public by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Water distribution centers are available for the exclusive use of residents and business affected by the water advisory. Containers will not be provided. Residents should bring sanitized, portable containers to transport potable water from the distribution center.  

City of Pittsburgh residents that are unable to access water distribution centers should contact the 311 Response Center for assistance.  All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1.  Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. 

Schools, restaurants and businesses in the affected city neighborhoods should continue to comply with the terms of the advisory, and only provide pre-boiled PWSA water or bottled water.  The Allegheny County Health Department has provided the following guidelines for food preparation safety during a water supply interruption. 

The PWSA Customer Service call center will be operating on extended hours from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.  

PWSA Customer Service  
412 255-2423  
Info@pgh2o.com 

Updates on the status of the boil advisory will be provided by PWSA as information becomes available.  

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Published

08.29.2017

Contacts

Katie O'Malley
Communications Coordinator
mayor
(412) 925-1990
katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov