I live in Pittsburgh, and I just deliberately drank a cup of tap water without boiling it
After reading this article, I just went and drank a cup of water straight from the faucet without boiling it. I do not have a water filter.
I think the city’s call to boil water was not justified. The filter at the city’s water treatment plant would stop the giardia. Also, there was only one reading of low chlorine, and it was only slightly below the normal level. No giardia has been found in the water that has gone through the city’s filter. No cases of the illness have been reported.
I think the city cried wolf.
If there ever is a real need for a boil water alert in the future, this current incident will cause people to be skeptical and suspicious that there is a real need to boil water. The city goofed up.