PWSA Makes Progress on Treatment Upgrades to Reduce Lead in Water

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State regulators approve using orthophosphate to reduce lead levels across Authority’s system Pittsburgh, PA – Due to elevated levels of lead found in some homes with lead service lines or plumbing, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) conducted a comprehensive and industry-leading study to determine if the existing corrosion control treatment methods could be improved. The study, which used … Read More

PWSA Posts Historical Record Information to Interactive Lead Line Map

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Records for over 20,000 properties now available to view online. Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released an initial batch of water service line information for over 20,000 properties. Customers can view this information by neighborhood or property address using a searchable web map. The data released today was compiled by scanning over 120,000 paper … Read More

PWSA Kicks Off 2018 Curb Box Inspection Program to Find Lead Water Service Lines

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PWSA contractors will inspect three times more service lines than 2017 program. Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is beginning a second round of curb box inspections to identify the location of water service lines made of lead. The work will be performed through a $2.8 million contract with Michael Baker International to inspect 15,000 residential … Read More

PWSA Releases December 2017 Lead Compliance Test Results

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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 eighteen (118) 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 … Read More

PWSA Enters into Consent Order and Agreement with DEP to Address Lead and Copper Rule and Related Compliance Issues

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Agreement Allocates up to $1.8 million for Low-Income Customer Lead Line Replacement Program Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to resolve regulatory issues related to lead service line replacements, corrosion control treatment and other related matters during a period … Read More

PWSA Releases June 2017 Lead Compliance Test Results

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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. Samples were collected through June 2017 and the 90th percentile value was calculated at 15 parts per billion (ppb). Previous compliance testing results were 18 ppb in December 2016 and 22 ppb … Read More

PWSA Launches Online Water Service Line Map

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Interactive map designed to inform the public on the location of lead water services lines Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released an online searchable map showing the initial results of the Authority’s Curb Box Inspection (CBI) program. The purpose of the CBI program is to locate and verify where water service lines made of lead are located in … Read More

PWSA to Temporarily Suspend Partial Lead Line Replacements

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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), under its compliance with federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements, has implemented a lead service line replacement program. To comply, PWSA is mandated to replace 7 percent of the total lead service lines in its water system per year. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires that public lines be replaced, but these … Read More

PWSA Releases December 2016 Lead Compliance Test Results

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Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released the results from compliance testing for lead and copper required by state and federal regulations today. Results from lead testing taken in December 2016 were evaluated and the 90th percentile value was calculated at 18 parts per billion (ppb). Previous testing in June 2016 resulted in a 90th percentile … Read More

PWSA Continues Efforts to Reduce Lead in Water and Educate Customers

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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) continues to expand upon efforts ensuring the quality of drinking water and addressing the risks posed by lead service lines and plumbing. The safety of drinking water is our number one priority and we are committed to transparency while working toward solutions. There is no detectable level of lead found in the Allegheny … Read More