Thursday, February 2, 2017

DEP Lifts Boil Water Notice For Pittsburgh Water Customers

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday issued a letter to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, informing the Authority the Boil Water Advisory can be lifted.
DEP has evaluated the data provided by PWSA and has determined PWSA’s data demonstrates that the water in the distribution network is now in compliance with regulations.
“We are pleased to announce that the Boil Water Advisory can be lifted,” said Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP does not issue such advisories lightly, and only does so to ensure the safety of Pennsylvania residents. PWSA has the responsibility to demonstrate that the drinking water being served in the distribution system consistently meets safe drinking water standards, and prior to this morning that evidence had been lacking.”
DEP staff reviewed data provided by PWSA through the night and this morning, and received additional information from PWSA on equipment calibration to guarantee accuracy of readings going forward.
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