PWSA Increases Limit for Income-Qualified Free Lead Line Replacements

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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

More Lead Line Replacements Slated in Four Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

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1,600 additional locations have been selected for a free lead line replacement. Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program will expand into four new neighborhoods in the new year, adding an additional 1,600 sites. Central Oakland, The Bluff, Spring Hill/City View, and Marshall Shadeland will join the other 7 neighborhoods that have received lead … Read More

PWSA Meets Lead Line Replacement Requirement Nearly 10 Months Early

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855 public lead service lines have been replaced since July 1, 2019 through the multi-million dollar program Pittsburgh, PA – This week, The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has met the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) requirement to replace seven percent of lead lines, or 855 lines, during the regulatory year that started July 1, 2019 and ends on … Read More

PWSA Releases June 2019 Lead Compliance Test Results

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Results show progress using orthophosphate corrosion control treatment 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 lines have … Read More

2019 Lead Service Line Replacement Program Reaches Early Milestones

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Crews beating productivity goals to remove lead and improve water quality Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has completed over 700 public and 600 private lead service line replacements so far in 2019 and is on track to replace over 3,700 more public lines between now and June 2020. The 2019 lead line replacement program began in … Read More

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Activates Orthophosphate Facilities in Highland Park

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All drinking water customers will receive water treated with orthophosphate Pittsburgh, PA – On Monday April 29th, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began adding orthophosphate to the final portion of the water distribution system. Areas of the city fed by the Highland I System, which includes eastern neighborhoods, the Hill District, and parts of Oakland will now receive water treated … Read More

PWSA Turns on Second Orthophosphate Station

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Treatment will reduce lead levels across service area Pittsburgh, PA – Monday, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) began adding orthophosphate to a second portion of the water distribution system. The northern portion of the City of Pittsburgh and the Borough of Millvale fed by the Lanpher Reservoir will now receive water with orthophosphate added. This will help to … Read More