Pennsylvania American Water lifts limit on usage after power failure at Becks Run

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Pennsylvania American Water customers in Allegheny and Washington counties can return to using their water as normal, the company said.

The water company had asked customers in the two counties to reduce water consumption this morning because of a power failure at its Becks Run pumping station. Repairs have been completed at the pumping facility, which takes in raw water for treatment.

Customers who experience cloudy water should open faucets for a few minutes and run the water until it clears.

Crews from Duquesne Light worked with the water company to make fixes on the power generation infrastructure at the pumping station along the Monongahela River. Back-up power generation will be installed there in the coming months.

Earlier in the day, crews hadn't identified the cause of the power loss at the substation, which is is not part of infrastructure that was replaced in April, water company spokesman Gary Lobaugh said.

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Staff writer Lexi Belculfine contributed. Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1944 and on Twitter: @borntolede. First Published June 24, 2013 11:00 AM


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