Several hundred households in Pittsburgh’s Northside are being asked to boil their water as a precaution after a water main burst on Saturday.
Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority officials said the rupture caused a loss of water pressure, which could lead to bacterial contaminants entering the water. There were around 460 households under the precautionary notice in parts of Perry South, Fineview and Central Northside.
An interactive map of the advisory boundaries is available here.
Water buffaloes were available for affected customers on Perrysville Avenue and Eshelman Street and Pittsburgh EMS Medic 4 at 213 Lafayette Ave.
The 8-inch water main broke on Perrysville Avenue at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, authority officials said. The water pressure was restored about an hour later. The authority carries out tests to check whether the water is fit for consumption.
Until this is finalized, tap water should be boiled for at least one minute. Once cooled, the water can be used for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and water for pets.