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

      Reminder: Switch to Chloramines on April 18, 2018

      The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will be changing the current free chlorine residual present in the finished water produced from the George R. Sweeney Plant and the Indian Creek Water Plant back to our normal chloramine residual on April 18, 2018.

      Chloramines are a combination of chlorine and ammonia that is added at the treatment plants to maintain bacteriological quality in our distribution system.  This type of residual maintains better in the warm water temperatures, reduces chlorine odors and tastes and reduces the production of any disinfection byproducts due to the long retention time in the distribution system.

      The water supplied by the McKeesport Water Plant will continue to provide a free chlorine residual as it has always done.