PWSA Unveils New Lead Service Line Reimbursement Program

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Reimbursement program offers up to 100% reimbursement for eligible costs Pittsburgh, PA – This October, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will add a new private lead service line reimbursement program to its list of Community Lead Response Programs.  By following a few easy steps, PWSA’s water service customers can work with a private plumber to complete private side lead service line replacements and receive a minimum of … Read More

PWSA’s Lead Levels Lowest in Over 20 Years

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Results come well under EPA action level of 15 parts per billion Pittsburgh, PA – The most recent round of regulatory compliance testing completed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) resulted in a 90th percentile lead level of 5.1 parts per billion (ppb). These samples collected from 158 homes with lead service lines or plumbing are the lowest … Read More

PWSA Continues Industry-Leading Lead Line Replacement Program

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Actions taken in 2018 propelled the progress for PWSA’s lead line replacement program Pittsburgh, PA – Since June 2016, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has replaced over 7,400 public lead service lines and more than 4,700 private lead service lines throughout Pittsburgh. The authority and Mayor William Peduto remain committed to ensuring city residents have safe and clean drinking water. … Read More

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 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