Do not use water notice issued after backflow in Neville Island


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John Blinn, News Editor

NEVILLE ISLAND – A do not use water notice was issued for residents of Neville Island on Tuesday. The warning was sent out at approximately 8 p.m. and warned residents not to drink, shower, or wash dishes and clothing in their water.

According to Allegheny County, an industrial water meter found backflow in approximately 2,000 gallons in the area’s water system.

The source of the backflow is still unknown. Residents are warned to not drink boiled, frozen, or filtered water since the substance is still unidentified.

Neville Township officials are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to discover the source of the backflow.

Water will be available to those in need at the Neville Island Fire Department, 5300 Grand Avenue, Neville Island, PA 15225.

Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact Neville Township at 412-264-1977.

The warning is active until further notice.