PWSA Issues Precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Hazelwood and Swisshelm Park — includes small part of Greenfield

PWSA Map of Boil Water Advisory area, 16 Feb 2019

PRESS RELEASE FROM PWSA, 16 Feb 2019

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) experienced a break on a section of a 16″ water main on the Duck Hollow Trail in Hazelwood at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, February 15th. This caused low and no water pressure in portions of Hazelwood, Swisshelm Park, and a small portion of Greenfield.

The main break was isolated, and the pressure was restored at approximately 12:30 a.m. on February 16th. When there is a water pressure loss, contaminants can enter the drinking water. In an abundance of caution, PWSA is issuing a precautionary flush and boil water advisory to a limited area, approximately 2,000 households, for the impacted neighborhoods highlighted in the map below. Water buffaloes will be placed today at the following locations for for affected customers:

  • Homestead Street at Commercial Street (Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #19)
  • Flowers Avenue at Gertrude Street (Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station #13)

PWSA is conducting testing to confirm adequate disinfectant levels and verify that the water is safe to consume.

A searchable map of the impacted area is available here: PWSA Boil Water Area (on the linked map, blue indicates the area affected by the flush and boil water advisory).

Any customer who experienced no water service or low pressure in this area today is also encouraged to follow these precautionary measures until further notice. We recognize the inconvenience of having to flush or boil water. However the advisory is issued to ensure the safety of our water and customers.

The advisory applies to water used for consumption. Customers within the impacted area should do the following before using water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice:

Residents who do not know if their property has lead water pipes or solder, it is recommended to first flush your lines by running water from your tap for at least one minute before boiling.

  1. Boil tap water vigorously for at least one minute prior to using it for drinking or cooking (the minute starts when the water begins to bubble). This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets.
  2. Wait for the water to cool before using it, or store it in the refrigerator in a clean container. Boiling kills harmful bacteria in the water that may cause illness. You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued, as freezing does not kill bacteria.

Flushing water brings in fresh water from the main and boiling fresh water kills any bacteria and other organisms that can enter the water. You can also use bottled water. A frequently asked questions document for boiling water can be found on the www.pgh2o.com homepage.

Customers in this service area are being advised to flush their taps and then boil their fresh water to ensure that drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal water quality requirements. The boil water advisory will remain in place until further notice. Customers with questions can go to our website homepage at www.pgh2o.com or call 412.255.2423.

A searchable map is available here. For more information about the precautionary boil water advisory, please visit our website at www.pgh2o.com or call (412) 255.2423.


Parks Listening Tour Comes to Greenfield, March 26

Greenfield Neighbors, here’s our chance to speak up for our parks.

Many of us are within a 10-minute walk of Schenley, Magee, Bud Hammer or Four Mile Run Park so we use the parks a lot and we know what we like about them. However, we also notice that infrastructure is crumbling in many places. (Thankfully, Magee got a facelift last year.)

Our park system gets donations for bricks & mortar improvements through the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (capital expenditures) but there’s too little money in the City’s operating budget for routine maintenance.

The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy want to solve this problem and they need our help. They’ve teamed up for the Parks Listening Tour, a citywide initiative to hear what neighbors love about the parks and what they would love to improve.

Attend the Parks Listening Tour, Greenfield meeting
on March 26 at 6:30pm
at Magee Rec Center
Click here to register so they know you’re coming.

Or go online to view the presentation and take the survey. Click here for the schedule and online tools.

Speak up for our parks. Your comments will shape their future.


Photos from Greenfield’s Holiday Parade, 7 Dec 2018

The neighborhood is ready to celebrate (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Greenfield was all decked out on Friday 7 Dec 2018 in anticipation of the annual Holiday Parade. 

Folks lined up chairs on Greenfield Avenue so the kids could catch free candy tossed their way.

The parade kicked off with two police motorcycles in front to make sure the Avenue was clear.

Leading the parade (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Everyone glowed red in the fire truck lights.

Big audience in 900 block of Greenfield Avenue

Who’s driving the Greenfield Baseball float?

Greenfield Baseball float

When the front of the parade reached Magee Field, the fireworks began.

Fireworks in the distance, Greenfield Holiday Parade 2018

Fireworks finale.  Happy Holidays!

Close to the finale

Thanks to Patrick Hassett for the photos.


Congratulations, 2018 Awardees

  • Congratulations! Greenfield Community Association 2018 Awardees

Congratulations to the Greenfield Community Association 2018 Awardees. 

Here are some photos from Awards Night, Sat 17 Nov 2018.

Speakers included:

  • Jim Gregg announcing the Youth Awardees
  • Hall of Fame: Dr. Bernard & Mrs. Mary Bernacki
  • Hall of Fame: Frank and Kathy Quirin
  • Special Recognition: Cam Balego
  • Person of the Year: Daniel and Janet Primm

The Ribbon Cutting at Magee

A happy crowd turned out on Wednesday afternoon, 14 November 2018, for the ribbon cutting at the newly renovated Magee Rec Center and Magee Field.  

Councilman Corey O’Connor and Mayor Bill Peduto prepared the big scissors. 

They cut the ribbon with assistance from kids from Greenfield School.

We all joined the crowd waiting indoors.

Councilman O’Connor and Mayor Peduto gave brief speeches.

Jim Gregg thanked the City for the renovated facilities on behalf of Greenfield Baseball Association and especially for the new lights.  Now the kids will be able to play after sunset.

Councilman Corey O’Connor at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting
Jim Gregg, Greenfield Baseball Association, at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting
Mayor Bill Peduto at Magee Rec Center ribbon cutting, 14 Nov 2018

The facilities look great!  The basketball court is already in use.

The field is ready to go.  All we need is some good weather.

We can hardly wait for Spring!


Greenfield Community Awardees, 2018

Congratulations to this year’s Greenfield Community Awardees! 

Come on down to St. Rosalia Church Hall on Sat. Nov 17, 6pm to give these fine folks a round of applause.  See below for ticket information.

The winners are:

  • Greenfield Baseball Association:   
    Carla Sturm Zielmanski, 
    Mark Pegher, 
    Matt Pohrte                          
  • Greenfield Organized Against Drugs (GOAD):
    Sharon Mock                                   
  • Greenfield Community Association “Get it Done” Award: 
    Bryce Aaronson, 
    Matt Mahoney
  • St. Rosalia Athletic Association:
    James and Ellen Deasy
  • Greenfield Community Club:
    Anthony Kolos
  • Business:
    Greenfield Jewelers
  • Education:
    Nicole Lott, Greenfield School
    Joey DeLuca, John Minadeo School
    Therese Kelly, St. Rosalia Academy
  • Youth Recognition:
    Antonio Ambrosio
    Dominic Bonacci
    Luke Chilson
    Madison Goetzman
    Jack Lowman
    Emma Pugh
    James Rankin
    Gabriel Rosario
  • Special Recognition:
    Cam Balego
  • Hall of Fame:
    Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Mary Bernacki
    Frank and Kathy Quirin
  • Person of the Year:
    Daniel and Janet Primm

Event location and Tickets:

Greenfield Community Awards Dinner
November 17, 2018
6pm – 10pm
St. Rosalia Church Hall
Adults:  $30
Youth (17 and under):  $15

Purchase tickets at Anya Salon 571 Greenfield Avenue … or … contact:  Jim Greg/412-421-6183 or Mary Ann Hatala/412 477-4995 … or … email: awards@gcapgh.org

Please make checks payable to:  Greenfield Community Association


Greenfield Awards Dinner, Nov 17

2018 Greenfield Community Awards

Join with Greenfield neighbors to congratulate the many individuals who generously contribute their time, resources and passion to our community.

WHEN:  November 17, 2018, 6pm

WHERE: St. Rosalia Church Hall, 411 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHAT: Community awards, dinner and cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased beginning Friday Oct 19:

Adults – $30
Youth – $15

at: Anya Salon, 571 Greenfield Avenue

or contact Jim Gregg, 412 – 421 – 6183

or by email to: awards@gcapgh.org  (Mary Ann Hatala)

 


One Year Ago Today

  • New bridge with old name + (Greenfield) in parentheses

 

Remembering one year ago today when the Greenfield Bridge reopened — 14 October 2017.