2019 Lead Service Line Replacement Program Reaches Early Milestones

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

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

Orthophosphate Treatment Upgrade Underway

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New Treatment Expected to Reduce Lead Levels in Tap Water Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has started applying the corrosion control additive orthophosphate to the drinking water. The decision to use orthophosphate comes after an extensive, year-long study conducted by local and international water quality experts as well as comprehensive regulatory approvals from the Pennsylvania … Read More

PWSA Prepares Water Distribution System for Orthophosphate

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Crews begin flushing water system to prepare for imminent water treatment upgrade Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will begin flushing portions of its water system as it prepares to add orthophosphate to the drinking water. PWSA expects that orthophosphate addition will begin on March 25th and will reduce corrosion in lead water service lines. … Read More

Nearly $2 Million Remains Available for Free On-Demand Lead Line Replacements

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Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), as part of the settlement of an enforcement action by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established a free lead line replacement program available to homeowners and tenants who meet certain income requirements (eligibility table below). Under the program, PWSA must use $1.8 million for private lead line replacements before … Read More

PWSA Takes Important Step to Improve Water Safety

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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

Lead Line Program Surpasses State Requirements

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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