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Water Main Break Prompts Precautionary Flush And Boil Water Advisory In Polish Hill

PITTSBURGH (KDAK) -- A precautionary flush and boil water advisory has been issued in Polish Hill after a water main break.

On Thursday, the PWSA said the 9-inch break happened on Ruthven Street.

The break was isolated around 3:30 p.m. and repairs will be completed at approximately 11:00 p.m., the PWSA said.

"This break resulted in low and no water pressure in portions of Polish Hill. Robocalls have been placed to notify impacted customers," a release said. "When there is a water pressure loss, contaminants can enter the drinking water. In an abundance of caution, PWSA is issuing a precautionary flush and boil water advisory to a limited area, approximately 400 households."

The PWSA said a water buffalo will be at the West Penn Recreation Center.

The PWSA said it is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and confirm the water is safe.

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