PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Crews from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have restored water service to people in Shadyside and Oakland after a water main break.

A 20-inch line was leaking under North Neville Street. Crews were slowed down because they encountered a utility near the water main.

At Family House on North Neville Street, they had no water for several hours. Family House provides lodging for patients and their relatives.

Holly Bulvony, a spokeswoman for the organization, said the city realized the critical nature of the services they provide and brought in water when their taps ran dry.

The break happened outside the Winchester, a 42-unit, nine-story condominium complex. The building superintendent, Bill Pace, said he saw water in the road early Sunday and called the PWSA.

“We have bottled water that we’ve had for years, we’re surviving,” Pace said. “Plus, I called them ahead of time and told them to fill bathtubs, have containers filled with water.”

Crews finished repairs shortly before 11 p.m.

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
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