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.
Do not drink the water in Millvale.
That’s the earliest time possible because of state testing requirements, a PWSA official said.
PWSA issues ‘precautionary’ flush and boil advisory for North Side neighborhoods, Millvale, Reserve Township
The advisory will be lifted as soon as PWSA gets the OK from the state.
Mayor Peduto also wants to know why it takes so long to get lead testing results.