PWSA Increases Limit for Income-Qualified Free Lead Line Replacements

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

Change will make more customers eligible for the program. Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has gained approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to increase the income limit for its income-qualified free lead line replacement program to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. The limit was previously 250%. This change will allow more customers … Read More

PENNVEST Awards PWSA $65M Low-Interest Loan

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Funds Will Support Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacements Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) board of directors today approved a funding offer for more than $65 million in low interest loans to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) for the first phase of a comprehensive infrastructure replacement program. The offer is the single largest drinking … Read More

PWSA Releases December 2019 Lead Compliance Test Results

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Results come under EPA action level of 15 parts per billion Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released results from its most recent compliance testing for lead required by state and federal regulations today. Samples were collected by customers from worst-case scenario homes that were verified to have lead service lines or plumbing. Homes where lead … Read More

PWSA’s Community Lead Response Wraps up a Successful 2019

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Thousands of lead lines replaced and an improved anti-corrosion treatment method have improved water quality. Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is pleased to announce continued success with the Community Lead Response by again surpassing the number of lead line replacements required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In 2019, the program replaced a … Read More