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Tips For the Winter

As the days become shorter and temperatures continue to drop, making sure that you’re prepared for winter and that your home is “winter ready” is important. Pennsylvania American Water has released an “It’s All About the Preparation” infographic highlighting the essential, proactive steps homeowners can take to maintain their pipes.

Protect your pipes by:

·      Reducing sources of cold air within the house (plugging drafts, sealing windows, etc.)

·      Insulating pipes and knowing how to properly shut off the water.

·      Maintaining a constant drip of running water.

If your pipes do freeze:

·      Immediately shut off the water source and attempt to thaw the frozen pipes with warm air.

·      Cautiously turn back on the water source, as to not further damage the pipes.

To report problems with frozen or leaking pipes, or simply for more information, you can reach Pennsylvania American Water 24 x 7 at 1-800-565-7292. More cold weather tips can be found at, or by visiting the company’s YouTube channel ( or its Facebook page (


posted 12/01/14 @ 11:19 am
Mayor Sophie Masloff

Today, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Former Mayor Sophie Masloff. Sophie was truly one in a million, and this is a huge personal loss for the City of Pittsburgh and all whose lives were touched by her. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the Masloff family in their time of loss. May her memory and legacy never be forgotten.

posted 8/17/14 @ 5:09 pm


I was happy to host a Post Agenda today with the Coalition Against Violence. We had a very candid and passionate discussion on ways that the Pittsburgh community can work on resolving problems of violence in our neighborhoods.

Here is the link to the Coalition Against Violence community manifesto that was drafted as part of a greater, collaborative community effort in preventing and controlling gun violence and crime throughout our city and beyond.

Please feel free to read and share liberally!!cav

posted 12/10/13 @ 3:51 pm
East Warrington Avenue Spray Park Ground-Breaking!

On Wednesday, July 17th, Councilman Kraus joined Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilman Corey O'Connor and Director of Public Works Rob Kaczorowski, along with community members from Beltzhoover and Allentown, in breaking ground on the new spray park behind the East Warrington Avenue Recreation Center. Construction will continue for a month, with the park slated to open by the end of August.

posted 7/18/13 @ 5:42 pm

Councilman Bruce Kraus gives an update on recent accomplishments in the Oakland area and what is currently in progress.

posted 10/11/12 @ 12:00 pm
Welcome to District 3's New Website!

Councilman Kraus is pleased to announce the new and improved District 3 website!

Use this site to send in Feedback to your District 3 Office, find important Contact information for District 3, see an interactive map of District 3 and learn more about the history of the neighborhoods in District 3.

posted 9/12/12 @ 2:00 pm


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