Parts of three neighborhoods on Pittsburgh’s North Side were under a boil water advisory Sunday after a water main break Saturday evening.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, which issued the advisory Saturday night, said portions of the Central Northside, Fineview and Perry South neighborhoods were covered by the warning. About 460 households are within the advisory area, the PWSA said.
An interactive map is available if residents are unsure if they’re affected.
Anyone in those households is advised to boil any tap water that’s being used for consumption, including for cooking, drinking by humans or pets, brushing teeth, washing dishes and making ice cubes. The PWSA recommends boiling any water “vigorously” for at least a minute, then allowing it to cool.
The advisory was made “in an abundance of caution” after part of an 8-inch water main broke along Perrysville Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the PWSA said. The break was isolated and pressure was restored about an hour later, the authority added.
Two water buffaloes are available for those affected by the advisory. They are located on Perrysville Avenue (near its intersections with Eshelman Street and Federal Street Extension) and at Pittsburgh EMS Medic 4 (213 Lafayette Ave.).
The PWSA says the boil advisory will continue until it can confirm the water is safe by testing it.
Customers with questions can visit the PWSA’s website or call 412-255-2423.