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Water Line Break At Old South Side Monastery Causes 6-Week Leak

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a big headache for some people living in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.

Water has been leaking there for six weeks, and people there say they’ve done everything to get it shut off.

Amy Murphy, an 18-year South Side resident, lives along Pius Street.

She says while the leak isn’t gushing, it has been flowing continuously.

She says it’s quite a nuisance.

“First off, when you leave the house, you’ve got to make sure you’re not going to get splashed because there’s constant water, so you kind of have to step back when the cars come through,” Murphy said.

The problems started at the end of March when the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority says a service line from an old monastery, most recently known as Veronica’s Veil, broke.

PWSA crews shut the line off, but a four-inch valve started leaking.

Murphy says PWSA and 311 told her it was the building owner’s responsibility to fix it.

PWSA authorities say they’ve met with the owner numerous times about the issue and have sent him a legal notice which should arrive by Monday.

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