PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A water main break sent water shooting into the air Tuesday afternoon near Saw Mill Run Boulevard in Duquesne Heights, also prompting a boil-water advisory on the West End.
The break happened around 2 p.m. in a construction zone on Shaler Street, near Greenleaf Street. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority said a contractor struck a 16-inch water main, causing the break.
The neighborhoods under the boil water advisory include portions of Duquesne Heights, Elliott, Ridgemont, West End and Mount Washington.
Crews were called to the scene after a geyser formed as a result of the break.
The water and sewer authority issued the precautionary boil-water advisory until further notice to any customer who experienced no water service.
Pittsburgh: PWSA has issued a boil water advisory for the West End. It is placing water buffaloes at Station 27 on Mt. Washington, Station 30 in Elliott, and Station 31 in Sheraden.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) February 26, 2019