Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority is distributing water and testing water Feb. 1, after the agency issued a boil water advisory, closing 24 schools and impacting roughly 100,000 customers. The advisory was due to “recent disinfection and chlorine testing taken at a single location near the Highland Park drinking water filtration plant. A few tests showed low levels of free chlorine in the treated drinking water,” according to a PWSA news release. The microscopic parasite giardia can live in low-chlorine environments.
Mayor Peduto also wants to know why it takes so long to get lead testing results.
“Customers no are longer are required to boil tap water before consumption,” the city, DEP and water authority said Thursday morning.