While PWSA gets permission to consider new lead pipe treatment, House to review new replacement rules next week

While PWSA gets permission to consider new lead pipe treatment, House to review new replacement rules next week

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority Board announced Friday they’d gained state approval to introduce a chemical into their water treatment process that would help to lower lead levels. 

Meanwhile, Rep. Alex Charlton's (R-Delaware), HB 2075, to amend state law and let PUC-regulated utilities use their dollars on full lead line replacements, has a hearing next week.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Rep. Boback’s bill could help face the threat of lead in PA’s schools drinking water

Rep. Boback’s bill could help face the threat of lead in PA’s schools drinking water

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne) talked with The PLS Reporter about the issue Pennsylvania faces with the threat of lead in school drinking water. She has introduced House Bill 2025 to help improve the issue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Allegheny County Controller Wagner releases report on PWSA lead pipe replacement

Allegheny County Controller Wagner releases report on PWSA lead pipe replacement

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner released a report Wednesday that took issue with the cost of lead line replacements in Pittsburgh, and also drew push back from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. 

 

The report comes after the PWSA announced $44 million in funding to replace 2,100 lead service lines in order to meet the authority's consent decree with the Department of Environmental Protection. 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
As lead levels rise, PWSA faces state oversight, possible restructuring in new year

As lead levels rise, PWSA faces state oversight, possible restructuring in new year

The amount of lead in Pittsburgh’s water rose by six parts per billion according to a Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority report Monday, confirming analysis by both the County Controller’s office and a Pittsburgh media outlet. 

 

The latest round of Department of Environmental Protection mandated testing showed the city’s water at 21 ppb. The federal action level for lead, triggering pipe replacements and other remedial actions, is 15 ppb.  

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

The Allegheny County Health Department is making efforts to educate residents about the dangers of lead by issuing small grants to local groups where people may be at danger of high exposure.  


ACHD announced Thursday that it will be awarding ten “mini-grants,” totaling $38,900, to community organizations such as the Homewood Children’s Village ($3,000) and the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council ($5,000) to educate individuals on the sources and consequences of lead, as well as the importance of prevention and universal blood level testing.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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