Pittsburgh Makes Policy Changes to Reduce Lead Pipelining

Jul 05

Pittsburgh Makes Policy Changes to Reduce Lead Pipelining

The city of Pittsburgh is next in line for policy changes and scheduled pipeline rehabilitations to address the problem of lead in the water systems. Lead contamination in Pittsburgh has been a topic that has prompted increased awareness locally, as well as in cities nationwide. It has brought a pressing need to reinforce public health and safety by reinventing...

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Pittsburgh’s Proactive Approach for Lead Testing and Sewer Maintenance

Mar 15

Pittsburgh’s Proactive Approach for Lead Testing and Sewer Maintenance

The city of Pittsburgh has engineered a highly effective sewer system which is designed to induce an overflow, if necessary. This may seem counterintuitive but the reason is due to heavy rains which pour into street-level storm drains, mix with sewage and quickly overwhelm the system. When the gates at the intercept structures are activated, they open and release the...

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Pittsburgh is Getting There: Making Progress for Sustainability and Sewers

Jun 24

Pittsburgh is Getting There: Making Progress for Sustainability and Sewers

Of all the good thing Pittsburgh is known for, the city is still trying to better its reputation on water quality. There have been recent improvements to the adaptive-management approach to fix our sewer system which has made a noticeable difference in the ratepayer’s satisfaction with the city. Pittsburgh is taking a much closer view of how sustainable measures...

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Pittsburgh’s Chock- Full Sewer To-Do List

Mar 14

Pittsburgh’s Chock- Full Sewer To-Do List

Pittsburgh is in the process of a large scale project to eradicate the troubled sewer system.   Going first toward green infrastructures as the most efficient means to a cure.  The agenda will set in place the use of permeable pavements, parks, and other green initiatives to reduce sewage overflow issues.  The regulators of the industry have granted an additional...

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Pittsburgh Sewer Authority’s Charitable Green Deeds

Oct 20

Pittsburgh Sewer Authority’s Charitable Green Deeds

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is committed to a “green first” approach to improving water quality affected by storm water runoff. Green infrastructure (GI) can be a cost-effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to manage the volume, rate and water quality of storm water runoff while providing many additional benefits to...

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Pittsburgh’s FYI on Rainstorms and Sewers

Jul 22

Pittsburgh’s FYI on Rainstorms and Sewers

Pittsburgh, did you know the 17th annual sewer conference is coming up in October?  The Monroeville Convention Center is hosting this year’s event on Oct.7th and 8th. It’ll be all things educational on how to deal with our ongoing sewer issues when the rain sets in. Plan for a plethora of information on this topic.  Our region does have its challenges...

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