PWSA Takes Important Step to Improve Water Safety

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

Construction of Orthophosphate Facility in Highland Park is underway Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) broke ground on a new facility in Highland Park that will help to reduce lead levels in our drinking water. The new orthophosphate facility is located in the Sycamore Grove picnic area across the street from PWSA’s microfiltration drinking water treatment … Read More

PWSA Releases December 2018 Lead Compliance Test Results

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

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 homes that were determined to have, or are expected to have, lead service lines or plumbing. The latest round of testing does not reflect PWSA’s progress replacing … Read More

Lead Line Program Surpasses State Requirements

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is pleased to announce that it has again surpassed the number of lead line replacements required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). PWSA’s Community Lead Response developed and implemented a modern service line replacement program, which replaced more than 2,048 water service lines made of lead in 2018. The … Read More

Mayor William Peduto, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell, PWSA and state officials recognize major progress addressing lead in water

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Mayor William Peduto joined state officials and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to recognize significant progress made toward replacing lead service lines and reducing the risk of corrosion from lead water service lines.   On October 17, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) announced that it will provide a $49 million investment for PWSA to continue … Read More

Preparation Begins for Water Treatment Upgrade

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

Pittsburgh, PA – As part of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Community Lead Response, crews are performing extended water main flushing across the service area to prepare the system for the addition of orthophosphate. Orthophosphate is a food-grade additive that has demonstrated to be highly effective at reducing corrosion from lead pipes.   Due to high lead levels found … Read More

PWSA Launches Improved Lead Facts Website

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) launched a new and improved online resource for customers to learn about lead in water and the Authority’s Community Lead Response. The dynamic and mobile-friendly website is designed to help visitors more easily access key information and direct them toward resources offered by PWSA like the searchable lead line map … Read More

PWSA Releases July 2018 Lead Compliance Test Results

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released the results from its most recent compliance testing for lead required by state and federal regulations today. One hundred six samples were collected from homes that were determined to have, or are expected to have, lead service lines or plumbing. The results are then calculated to determine whether 10 … Read More

PWSA Releases Additional Lead Map Data

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) posted water service line material information for an additional 20,000 properties to its searchable online map. The map now includes historical material records for over 42,000 properties in PWSA’s drinking water service area. Customers can view this information visually by neighborhood or search the records by property address.   The historical records … Read More

PWSA Bests DEP Requirement for Lead Line Replacements

Megan McGregorMedia Release

Authority replaces over 1,341 lead lines while avoiding harmful partial replacements Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will report to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that it has surpassed its requirement to replace 1,341 lead service lines by June 30, 2018. As part of this work, PWSA has also replaced over 400 private … Read More

Lead Line Replacements Reach Peak Productivity

Megan McGregorMedia Release

PWSA Community Lead Response has replaced over 1,200 lead service lines Pittsburgh, PA – As part of its Community Lead Response, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and its contractors have replaced over 1,200 residential lead service lines. The program has reached new levels of productivity, with five contractors and over a dozen separate work crews replacing full lead … Read More