During a press conference Wednesday night, Mayor Bill Peduto declared that Pittsburgh water is safe and drank a glass of water handed to him.
The glass of water, the biggest threat to reelection to Peduto, was presumably poured straight from the tap away from the press conference.
“I’m not only doing this to show that the water is safe, but since I have no challengers in the upcoming election, this is the biggest threat I’ll face in the next year,” remarked Peduto.
Last election, Peduto won the office of Mayor with 84 percent of the vote. As of now, there is no candidate planning to run against the mayor.
Pittsburgh last elected a Republican mayor in 1930.
The boil advisory was first reported Tuesday, but tests reported problems from at least Sunday.
It affected neighborhoods east of downtown Pittsburgh between the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.