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 would benefit residents and nearby communities. This means prioritizing investments in green infrastructure and upgrading the sewer system and the treatment

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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, but others were more concerning.  Tests show that while water leaving the treatment plant is lead-free; it can pick up lead from

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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 against a polluted water source. Every year, homeowners should do a thorough inspection of their home water well. Keep the area around

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Pittsburgh Sewer Authority Grant Program

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is committed to making green infrastructure part of the solution to improve water quality affected by stormwater runoff. Green infrastructure can be a cost-effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for managing the volume, rate and water quality of stormwater runoff while providing many additional benefits to communities. PWSA’s GI Matching Grant Program aims to increase the use of GI in the City of Pittsburgh. This program supports the implementation and monitoring of innovative

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