By: KDKA-TV News Staff
UPDATE (Aug. 14, 2020) — The PWSA has lifted the Precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory for parts of the Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar and Homewood North neighborhoods.
The say that 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.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for two Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Parts of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar and Homewood North are under a precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory, PWSA says.
— Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (@pgh2o) August 12, 2020
An 8-inch water main break on Apple Street between Lincoln Avenue and Grotto Street early Wednesday morning caused a loss in water presser. The PWSA says when there’s a loss in pressure, contaminants can enter drinking water.
There are 860 households impacted by this main break.
Before you use water to drink, make ice, wash dishes, brush your teeth or prepare food, you should boil it first. If you don’t know if your property has lead pipes or solder, the PWSA recommends you first flush your lines by running water from the tap at least one minute before boiling.
A water buffalo for affected customers will be placed at the vacant lot next to the fire station at 7024 Lemington Avenue.