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PWSA Issues Flush & Boil Advisory for Northside

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory today for customers in the northern neighborhoods of the City as well as the Borough of Millvale and Reserve Township. The purpose of the advisory is to ensure that all drinking water meets regulatory standards. The health and safety of our drinking water is PWSA’s number one priority.

The temporary advisory is due to deficiencies in the cover of the Lanpher reservoir that could compromise water quality. PWSA has isolated the reservoir from the water distribution system until repairs can be completed. The Authority is coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Environment (DEP) to ensure that all regulatory requirements for disinfection continue to be met. PWSA will also conduct flushing throughout the impacted area to eliminate potentially compromised water.

The impacted areas are shown on the attached map (also available here: PWSA Boil Water Area). PWSA estimates the precautionary flush and boil water advisory affects approximately 18,000 homes in the PWSA service area. Impacted areas include Allegheny West.

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:

  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.

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. 

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 homepage.

Join us for a Northside Picnic

Sprout Fund Picture

Get Your Picnic Basket Ready

Join Sprout and One Northside for a picnic in celebration of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects that were funded in 2017

On Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, we’re gathering in the courtyard of the New Hazlett Theater for a picnic, and you’re invited!

Get to know the great people behind the 2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor funded projects. Network with funders and resident leaders from all over the country who will be in Pittsburgh for Resident Voices Leading Neighborhood Change from Grassroots Grantmakers. And enjoy picnic-themed refreshments!

Northsiders and their friends, families and supporters are all welcome at this event, which is free and open to the public. See you there!

RSVP to Let Us Know You’ll Be at the Picnic

Free Admission to the Carnegie Science Center for Northsiders

Northside Neighbor Day

Northside Neighbor Day at the
Carnegie Science Center

Sunday, August 27th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join neighbors from across the Northside in discovery, exploration and play as the Carnegie Science Center opens its doors and offers free admission to those of us residing in zip codes 15233, 15212 and 15214.

Present your ID on arrival or print out the PDF coupon linked below. See you on Sunday!

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Share Your Views for Allegheny Commons Park

Park Action

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is looking for users of Allegheny Commons Park to provide input and perspective on the park and its current uses as well as how the park can be better programmed and utilized. With the guidance of the Northside Leadership Conference and the Allegheny Commons Initiative, the 2002 Master Plan for Allegheny Commons set forth a vision for restoring and increasing the value of Allegheny Commons. While significant progress has been made, fulfilling that vision requires an Action Plan for implementing the 2002 Master Plan, including appropriate updates and strategic bundling of projects into campaign projects.

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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Big Fish

Big Fish

Front Porch Theatricals
August 20th and 24th

Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Tim Burton movie, Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful and truly magical musical about fathers, sons and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (Wild Party), and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself. Spectacular, fantastical and overflowing with love.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

Sunday, August 20 at 2 PM Thursday, August 24 at 8 PM

PHLF: Film Screening – A Girl is a Fellow Here

A Girl is a Fellow Here

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Tuesday, August 15th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact: or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. “A Girl Is A Fellow Here”: Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright focuses on six of those women – Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen and Read Weber.

About the Film

This documentary is a production of the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation (BWAF). Founded in 2002, BWAF, is charged with advancing the knowledge and recognition of women’s contributions to architecture. It embraces issues specific to women currently working within the building industry. To this end, BWAF both commissions and curates research that pertains to women working at all levels within all fields of practice — including architecture, engineering, construction, design, landscape, preservation and planning.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

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The Northside Chronicle’s Fall Guide + Map

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The Northside Chronicle’s Fall Guide + Map

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Northside Chronicle’s Fall Guide + Map is for visitors and commuters who want to discover what Northside businesses have to offer, and for Northsiders who want to continue patronizing local organizations and non-profits.

September Print Issue Deadline is:

Friday, August 25th

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“Gut-wrenching and undeniably relevant to today’s world…”

City of Asylum (2017)

Kamila Shamsie

Saturday, August 26th
4:30 pm

Two-time Orange Prize nominee Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) will be reading from her newly published novel Home Fire, one of the most anticipated novels of the year.

A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of an immigrant Muslim family torn apart when loyalties and politics collide. Set against the multiple backdrops of modern London, American academia and the Syrian conflict, Kamila’s novel explores the complexities of nationalism, religious extremism and bigotry, ultimately asking: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

Kamila Shamsie

Raised in Karachi and now living in London, Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous widely-praised novels, including Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows among others. She has been a finalist for the Orange Prize (twice) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and has been named one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Reserve Your Free Tickets

Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these events, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).

Reserve a Table for Your Visit

When making your reservation,
please add that you wish to see the film under special notes.

Fountain Construction Project Open for Bids

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, is excited to announce the August 1st, 2017 Advertisement to Bid for the Allegheny Commons Phase III and Fountain Construction Project.

This project will reconstruct the historic fountain at the intersection of North and Cedar Avenues, and will restore walkways, trees, lighting and other amenities. It is based on the 2002 Master Plan for Allegheny Commons. The Conservancy and its partners, the Northside Leadership Conference and Allegheny Commons Initiative, express many thanks to all of the project supporters and stakeholders who have worked together to achieve this new landmark feature. Most especially, we appreciate the City of Pittsburgh for its substantial commitment to participate in this project.

Here is a link to the Invitation to Bid which is “live” August 1st – feel free to share

Bid packages will be available on August 15th with bid opening on September 12th. We hope to start construction by October 10th with a completion date of April 30th (weather permitting). Please email Jenn Dailey, Director of Marketing & Communications, with any questions,

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator

Parks Conservancy

Community Workshop for Allegheny Commons

We at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy are excited to work alongside our partners at the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons Initiative, Northside Leadership Conference and the greater community to restore Allegheny Commons Park. Please join your fellow park users on August 30th for our first community workshop to develop the action plan we need for implementing the master plan. The professional team is led by LaQuatra Bonci Associates, and includes eDesign Dynamics, Cleo Consulting, and Fourth Economy.

At this first of three community-wide meetings, we’ll review the 2002 Allegheny Commons Master Plan and kick off the action planning process. This effort will be completed by the end of 2017, and will produce strategies and cost estimates for implementing the 2002 Master Plan.

We encourage community members to come prepared to provide input at the meeting. There will be a brief introduction followed by a series of work stations on a range of topics we will be tackling in this process. Thank you to the National Aviary for hosting us that evening.

We ask that you register online here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. Thank you!

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator
Parks Conservancy