Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tardy Pwsa

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tardy Pwsa

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This past Sunday morning, my husband and I woke up at 8:30 a.m. to discover that our faucets had extremely low water pressure. It was caused by a water main break at South Negley and Centre avenues. About 30 minutes later, full water pressure was restored and we proceeded to go about the business of a normal Sunday: brushing our teeth, making a pot of coffee, rinsing veggies and dishes.

Around 8 p.m., I filled a big glass of water so I could take my prenatal vitamins. I am in my ninth month of pregnancy and due any day now. A few moments after I downed that tall glass of water, my phone rang: It was PWSA announcing an emergency flush-and-boil order for multiple Pittsburgh neighborhoods affected by the same water main break that had occurred 12 hours earlier.

Huh? …

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