Pittsburgh Conducts Testing for Lead in Pipelines

May 23

Pittsburgh Conducts Testing for Lead in Pipelines

Pittsburgh has recently launched a new program for residents that includes lead testing. If you’re a customer of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, you are eligible for free water testing. If requested, you will receive a sample bottle with simple instructions. An examination of 103 homes revealed non-detectible levels of lead and some had very low levels,...

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Pittsburgh Neighborhood Launches Inventive Watershed Project

Apr 28

Pittsburgh Neighborhood Launches Inventive Watershed Project

The community of Penn Hills is beginning a project that has been on hold until warmer weather. Now that spring is here, environmental initiatives benefiting the watershed will take place. The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, the nonprofit responsible for preserving Pittsburgh’s East End, implemented a strategy to alleviate the obstacles that water runoff...

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Pittsburgh Begins Revitalization of Water Tanks

Apr 13

Pittsburgh Begins Revitalization of Water Tanks

The city of Pittsburgh and cities across Pennsylvania are rehabilitating water storage tanks approved by the local water company.  At least 13 tanks will be inspected and repainted with the goal of prolonging the effectiveness of the tanks and protecting water quality.  American Water has been instrumental in keeping infrastructures up to date and in good operating...

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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 Project and Contaminant Reduction

Feb 16

Pittsburgh Sewer Project and Contaminant Reduction

The Pittsburgh sewer project is finally underway that is part of a $5.3 million initiative to rebuild Forbes between Smithfield and Wood Street, which has 80 percent state and federal funding.  As a result of the project, one bus lane toward the Smithfield Street Bridge will be the only traffic on Smithfield between Fourth and Fifth avenues. Traffic on Forbes will...

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Pittsburgh’s Lake Water Testing Program

Jan 18

Pittsburgh’s Lake Water Testing Program

Testing the pond and lake water in Pittsburgh is an important step for assessing the city’s water quality and help prevent problems, proactively. For ponds or lakes with an existing quality program, testing is an essential tool for diagnosing the cause of the problem and determining suitable treatment options. The city offers test packages to determine the levels...

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Penn State’s Best Practices for Water Wells

Dec 28

Penn State’s Best Practices for Water Wells

Pennsylvania is one of two states without statewide standards for the construction of private water wells. Preventing contaminated water supplies protects the health of you and your family, and it is also less expensive and easier than fixing a water quality problem after it has already occurred. Learning about proper well maintenance is your best line of defense...

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