Neville Township Residents Told Not Use Water Due To Unknown Backflow

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Residents in Neville Township are told to not use their water Tuesday as an industrial meter recorded a blackflow into the water system.

ATTN #Neville residents - do not use the water (notice follows):

— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) October 23, 2019

The contents of the blackflow are not known at this time, but there is a threat of contamination.

Until further notice, Neville residents are told to use bottled water or an alternative source for drinking, hand washing, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, cooking, and food preparation.

Due to the unknown contents of the backflow, do not use boiled, frozen, or filtered water. Letting water stand is also not recommended.

The Township is currently investigating the source of the backflow and working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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