What is a typical water emergency?

    • A water main leak causing flooding/damage or icy conditions in the winter.
    • A service line leak outside of the home causing flooding/damage or icy conditions in the winter.
    • A leak inside the home causing flooding/damage and the inside valve is inoperable.

    What is a typical wastewater emergency?

    • A basement back up of wastewater.
    • A manhole or clean out that is overflowing.

     

      EMERGENCY HOTLINE:

      (724) 755-5800

      24 hours a day / 7 days a week

       

      PLEASE CALL 911 IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A HAZARDOUS EMERGENCY SITUATION

      Conservation Tips

      Bathroom

      • Take 5 minute showers or less
      • Only fill the bathtub half way. An average tub can hold 50 gallons of water
      • Install a low-flow shower head to reduce water use by 50%
      • Toilet Leak - Put some drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. Wait twenty minutes (do not flush!) If there is coloring in the bowl, you have a leak.

      Kitchen

      • Wait until you have a full load to run the dishwasher
      • Run load on short cycle to save 3-4 gallons a load
      • Thaw frozen food in refrigerator and not under running water
      • Keep water in the fridge to avoid waiting for cold water to come out of the faucet
      • Install a low-flow faucet to save 2.5 gallons of water per minute

      Laundry Room

      • Wait until you have a full load to wash clothes, save about 30 gallons of water for each small load not washed
      • When buying a new washer, choose a front loading washer which uses one third less water than top loaders

      Lawn, Garden, Backyard, etc.

      • Water lawn in morning and evening to prevent rapid evaporation during the middle of the day
      • Use a nozzle which can be shut off or adjusted to a fine spray – save 5 gallons per minute
      • Use a broom or rake rather than a hose to remove leaves and debris from a driveway or sidewalk
      • Cover swimming pool to slow down the evaporation of water from it
      • Visit a car wash that recycles water
      • Wrap hot water pipes with insulation to avoid waiting for hot water