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DEP Announces BWA for PWSA Customers Can Be Lifted

DEP Announces BWA for PWSA Customers Can Be Lifted

 

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection

Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

02/2/2017

CONTACT:

Neil Shader, DEP

717-787-1323

DEP Announces BWA for PWSA Customers Can Be Lifted

 

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a letter to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), informing PWSA that 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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