PWSA Maintains Low Lead Levels in Water

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

Orthophosphate continues to provide protection for those with lead service lines Pittsburgh, PA – The most recent round of testing completed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) shows lead levels below the state and federal action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). This is PWSA’s fourth consecutive round of testing in which lead levels are in compliance. … Read More

Vice President, Cabinet Members Visit Pittsburgh to Discuss Lead Remediation, Infrastructure Investment

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Officials highlight need for lead-free homes for all Americans Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is pleased to highlight its industry-leading Community Lead Response, as Vice President Kamala Harris, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge visit Pittsburgh on Friday to learn more about lead remediation … Read More

Local and National Leaders Join PWSA to Celebrate Lead Service Line Replacement Progress

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Priority Lead Service Line Replacement Project will replace lead service lines at locations with elevated lead levels and local daycare centers; Over 52 miles of lead service lines have been replaced by PWSA since 2016 Pittsburgh, PA – Today the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) hosted federal, state, and local leaders to celebrate the launch of its Priority Lead Service Line … Read More

PWSA Advances $26 Million Effort to Replace Lead Service Lines

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2022 program will target daycare centers and locations with elevated lead samples. Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is dedicated to removing all lead service lines from our drinking water system. With the approval of several contracts by our Board of Directors, we are poised to invest an additional $26.1 million to continue our aggressive removal … Read More

PWSA Maintains Low Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Mora McLaughlinMedia Release, News

Improved water treatment and lead service line replacements continue to address lead in water Pittsburgh, PA – The most recent round of testing completed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) shows lead levels below the state and federal action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). This is PWSA’s third consecutive round of testing in which lead levels are … Read More

PENNVEST Funding Awarded to PWSA

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Two PENNVEST funding awards advance PWSA’s lead service line replacement programs and large and small diameter sewer rehabilitation. Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) received two Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) funding awards following yesterday’s announcement by the state agency. These awards, which total approximately $41 million, consist of a $1.8 million loan and $2.8 million grant for lead … Read More

PWSA Joins United for Infrastructure 2021

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A week of education and advocacy to raise awareness for our country’s infrastructure needs. Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority is participating in the annual national advocacy and educational event, United for Infrastructure 2021, that takes place through May 14th. Across the country, businesses, labor organizations, and elected officials will come together to spread the message that the nation … Read More

PWSA Will Break Ground on Forbes and Fifth Water Main Replacements

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The approximately $14M project will replace over two miles of mains, lead service lines. Pittsburgh, PA – As part of its 2021 Capital Improvement Program, The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will break ground on the Forbes and Fifth Water Main Replacement Project next week. This $14 million project, spanning both Forbes and Fifth Avenues, between Sixth Avenue and the Birmingham Bridge, will result in over 11,656 feet of new water lines and new … Read More

PENNVEST Funding Awarded to PWSA

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Supports replacement of aging water mains, lead lines, and fire hydrants. Pittsburgh, PA — Today the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) was awarded a $35.5 million low-interest PENNVEST loan and $3.0 million PENNVEST grant totaling $38.5 million to replace 25,000 feet of water service lines throughout our drinking water service area.   “We are thankful for the support of the PENNVEST Board, Governor Wolf, Mayor Peduto, and our city and state legislative leaders for recognizing the essential work … Read More

PWSA’s Community Lead Response Announces Successful 2020 Construction Year

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Thousands more lines replaced and lead levels at a 20-year low Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is pleased to announce the continued success for the Community Lead Response, our dedicated program for lead line replacement, corrosion control optimization, and public education around lead in drinking water. In 2020, the program replaced a total of 2,216 public lead service lines and 1,572 private lead service lines, exceeding state … Read More