Pittsburgh partnership to invest $1 million for safe water plan

Pittsburgh partnership to invest $1 million for safe water plan

The Peduto administration announced Wednesday a partnership with Pittsburgh stakeholders to provide free water filters to help reduce the high lead levels found in some city residents drinking water. 

The city, along with Peoples Gas and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, will spend a combined $1 million, $500,000 from Peoples Gas and matched with $250,000 from each the city and PWSA, to provide “point of use” filters to be installed at the tap of a residential home. 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman calling for state investigation into city's water supplier

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman calling for state investigation into city's water supplier

In light of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s flush and boil water advisory issued Tuesday for about 100,000 of its customers due to a contamination precaution, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) is calling on the state Attorney General and Auditor General to conduct an independent investigation into the city’s water supplier. 

“I am so sick of PWSA and all of the issues with PWSA,” said the Councilwoman following a council meeting Wednesday. “Since I’ve been here we’ve had issues with billing, issues with communication, lead in the water, and now this. We need an investigation into PWSA and we need to make some very strong steps moving forward.”
Wednesday, February 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council kicks of 2017 budget hearings

Before the start of the holiday season, Pittsburgh City Council has began its four-week long budget hearing process to take a closer look at the funds being proposed for the city’s departments and services.


“For some of the departments [the hearings] are really an opportunity to dig deep, line-by-line and understand where we’re putting our priorities for next year,” said Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), chairman of the the first day of hearings. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ordinance would make building utility information public

The Performance and Asset Management Committee of Pittsburgh City Council voted on an ordinance Tuesday that would publicly disclose utility information of city-owned buildings. 

Modeled after other cities around the country like Boston and New York, the energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance will make city facilities list energy usage information, water usage, and gas information in an effort to create more transparency and to incentivize those buildings to reduce utility costs, by June 2017. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Profiles: Meet Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deborah Gross (District 7)

Pittsburgh Profiles: Meet Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deborah Gross (District 7)

With a passion for neighborhood development and supporting small businesses, find out how this once grassroots community organizer provides her expertise to an ever expanding Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 7, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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