Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/WEST [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/WEST [Derived Headline]

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Four PWSA workers suspended Saturday

Four employees of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have been suspended after a malfunctioning pump caused low or no water pressure for some city residents for several hours.

People woke up Saturday to see brown or discolored water when they ran their taps - a result of the water pressure issues from overnight Friday.

The PWSA said the pressure issues stemmed from the temporary failure of a water pump at the authority's Bruecken pump station. The problem resulted in low to no water pressure in eastern city neighborhoods from about 10:30 p.m. Friday night to 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Will Pickering, PWSA communications manager, attributed the problem to operator error and lack of communication afterward. He said that as a result, four employees have been suspended with pay pending the results of an investigation. …

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