PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A precautionary flush and boil water advisory has been issued for several Pittsburgh neighborhoods following an early morning water main break.
According to PWSA, a break occurred on a section of a 16″ main along Grace Street in Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington neighborhood around 6:30 a.m.READ MORE: McKeesport Police Searching For Missing 13-Year-Old Thomas Grier
As a result, several neighborhoods experienced low or no water pressure.
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PWSA has issued a precautionary flush and boil advisory for portions of western neighborhoods in Pittsburgh due to a 16-inch water main break on Grace Street.
— Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (@pgh2o) July 9, 2021
A precautionary flush and boil water advisory has been issued for approximately 5,600 homes in the western part of the City of Pittsburgh.
It forced some restaurants to adapt on a busy Friday night. Some moved to paper and plastic, while others were forced to close their kitchens.
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“We had to go get cases of bottled water. We have cases of soda. We have plastic disposable cups that we’re using,” said Michelle Kaercher, GM of Redbeard’s. “We are not using any plates. We’re using baskets with paper. It’s been rough getting it all together, but we did it.”
Redbeard’s even had to make changes in the bathrooms.
“You have to wash your hands,” Kaercher said. “So we set up a makeshift water station with boiled water and soap.”
Across the street at The Summit, the kitchen was closed. A local coffee shop had to close for the day after the water main break. The owner said he was asked directly by the Allegheny County Health Department to close.MORE NEWS: As Eviction Moratorium Expires, Many Worried They'll Be Left Without A Roof Over Their Heads