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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has issued a flush and boil water advisory for about 100,000 of its customers in the central and eastern sections of the city, the authority said Tuesday afternoon in a news release.

The temporary advisory was issued to 100,000 customers after tests taken near the Highland Park drinking water filtration plant showed levels of chlorine lower than state standards for treated drinking water, according to an order from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to PWSA.

The DEP issued the order to PWSA Tuesday, stating that tests it received Monday show the water agency was in violation of the state’s Safe Drinking Water Act.

PWSA is ordered to sample chlorine levels at five locations at the Highland Park Reservoir and the Highland Pump Station every four hours until the DEP says the advisory can be lifted, the order says.

The advisory applies to residents in the following neighborhoods: Bedford Dwelling, Bloomfield, Bluff, Crawford, East Liberty, Friendship, Glenwood, Greenfield, Highland Park, Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Lawrenceville, Lincoln-Lemington, Morningside, Oakland, Point Breeze, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Shadyside, Stanton Heights, Squirrel Hill, Swisshelm Park and Terrace Village.

Customers in the affected area should run water for at least one minute, then boil water for one minute and let it cool down before using it to drink, make ice, wash dishes, brush teeth or prepare food, the PWSA release said.


The Pittsburgh Penguins, AEG and Aramark have responded to tonight’s water advisory issued by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority by shutting off all public water drinking sources during tonight’s Penguins game at PPG Paints Arena.

That includes all water fountains, soda fountains and ice machines. Bottled water and soda remain available.

The PWSA issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory “for some customers in the central and eastern sections of the city.” The authority said that “The purpose of the precautionary advisory is to ensure that all drinking water meets regulatory standards. The health Klasbahis and safety of our drinking water is PWSA’s number one priority.”

22 schools and 2 childhood centers closed

Due to a flush and boil water advisory, issued by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for areas of the city, the following 22 Pittsburgh schools and two early childhood centers are closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

Schools closed due to water advisory

Pittsburgh Allderdice

Pittsburgh Arsenal PreK-5

Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8

Pittsburgh Dilworth

Pittsburgh Faison

Pittsburgh Fulton

Pittsburgh Liberty

Pittsburgh Lincoln

Pittsburgh Linden

Pittsburgh Greenfield

Pittsburgh Miller

Pittsburgh Minadeo

Pittsburgh Milliones

Pittsburgh Montessori

Pittsburgh Obama

Pittsburgh Peabody/Obama Early Childhood Center

Pittsburgh Science and Technology

Pittsburgh Frick Early Childhood Center

Pittsburgh Sterrett

Pittsburgh Sunnyside

Pittsburgh Westinghouse

Pittsburgh Weil

Pittsburgh Woolslair

In addition to the 24 school closures, the City Connections East program is also closed.

More information on the advisory can be found at .

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