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Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department Providing Water To South Hills


LIVE FROM THE TRAIN TO BROADCAST CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, THIS IS KDKA NEWS AT 11:00. ONE DAY AFTER A MASSIVE WATER MAIN BREAK PARALYZED PARTS IN SOUTH HILLS, THOUSANDS HAVE PROBLEMS TONIGHT. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR STAYING UP LATE WITH US. I AM PAUL MARTINO. BOILED WATER REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOME COMMUNITIES TONIGHT. SOME PROGRESS IS BEING MADE. Reporter: TRAFFIC HAS BEEN PRACTICALLY NONSTOP WITH CUSTOMERS PICKING UP CASE AFTER CASE OF BADLY NEEDED DRINKING WATER. THIS IS ONLY ONE COMMUNITY AFFECT BY THE HUGE WATER MAIN BREAK. Reporter: IT WAS A CATASTROPHIC WATER MAIN BREAK A 24 INCH MAIN Reporter: IN KERRICK EARLY FRIDAY SYNDICATE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER GUSHING DOWN EAST AGNEW STREET. THE RUSSIAN WATER FIRST RESPONDERS TO RESCUE TWO PEOPLE AND THEIR CATS AND CAUSED SEVERAL HOMES TO BE CONDEMNED. I HAVE LIVED IN PITTSBURGH ALL MY LIFE AND NEVER SEEN ONE THIS BAD EVER. Reporter: INTERRUPTED WATER SERVICE IN NEARLY 40 NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE SOUTH HILLS AREA. DROUGHT THE DAY CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN MAKE A RUN ON PREDICTIONS OF WATER AT THE BREAKPOINT FIRE STATION ON BROWNSVILLE ROAD. AFTER THESE ARE DONE PROBABLY 70,000 BOTTLES OF WATER COMPLETELY, FACTORING IN THE WATER BUFFALO AS WELL. Reporter: THE GOOD NEWS IS THE BROKEN MAINE HAS BEEN REPAIRED CUSTOMERS ARE STILL UNDER A BOIL WATER ADVISORY. MOUNT LEBANON RESTAURANT OWNER HAS BEEN DEALING WITH THE FROM A CAN OR BOTTLE. BEER AND WINE HAVE BEEN FINE BUT SOME OF THE MENU ITEMS HAD TO SORT OF JUST LIMIT THEM. OIL WATER, RUN AND GET MORE WATER FOR DRINKING AND FOR DISHES AND EVERYTHING. IT HAS BEEN A HASSLE. Reporter: UNDER THE ADVISORY, BOILED WATER SHOULD BE USED FOR DRINKING, MAKING ICEWATER, WASHING DISHES, BRUSHING TEETH AND FOOD PREPARATION. BE ADVISED THAT YOU CAN SHOWER BUT THE WATER SHOULD NOT GET INTO YOUR MOUTH. THE WATER COMPANY HAS CONDUCTED TWO TESTS. SO FAR THE RESULTS ARE UNKNOWN. PENNSYLVANIA DAP REQUIRES TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF CLEAN TEST FOR THE ADVISORY CAN BE LIFTED. MEANWHILE SOME CUSTOMERS WORRY ABOUT WHAT CATASTROPHIC BREAKS. BECAUSE OF THE AGE AND CONDITION OF THE PIPES. WE HAD BREAK A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND MY BEDROOM FLOODED. IT WAS A MESS THEN. THEY ARE JUST OLD AND OUTDATED. Reporter: WE COULD FIND OUT TOMORROW WITH THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY WILL BE LIFTED.

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