Pressure Testing It’s What’s Happening Near Pittsburgh

Pressure Testing: It’s What’s Happening Near Pittsburgh

About 57 percent of structures throughout 17 sewer systems that connect to the Dornick Point Sewage Treatment Plant have been pressure tested as part of the ongoing, state-mandated, region-wide remediation project to reduce flows to the facility. The total consisted of 14,636 out of 25,802 buildings having the test done across 20 municipalities – representing an increase of about 15 percent since the spring of 2017. What could have prevented this break? Pressure testing, which is what is now occurring.

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Pittsburgh’s Top Priority: Dedicating Resources to Sustain Sewer System

The city of Pittsburgh is diligently working toward a resolution for the improvement of the city’s water infrastructure.  The pipelines within the structures are also a concern as lead contaminants have been a problem for households, though not all homeowners have been affected. To date, Pennsylvania has the most combined sewer overflows, nationwide. Aging infrastructure along with overloaded sewer systems, as well as contamination of rivers and streams has taken its toll on the state’s water systems.  As a whole,

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