The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is committed to enhancing quality of life through water. To advance that goal, we are investing $60 million in your water system in 2017. The funds ensure that we continue to:
- Deliver high quality drinking water and convey wastewater,
- Repair and replace deteriorating water and sewer infrastructure,
- Modernize billing and phone call center systems to improve customer service,
- Reduce neighborhood flooding and harmful sewage overflows, and
- Expand customer lead water testing and service line replacements.
The investment also supports a “green” approach to handling stormwater that will protect communities from flooding, enhance the environment, and create additional natural spaces in our city. A rate increase is necessary to pay for these important projects.
Beginning January 1, 2017, the typical PWSA residential customer will experience a rate increase of 23 cents per day, or $6.90 per month.
ALCOSAN Sewage Treatment Rate
PWSA sends its used water to the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) where it is cleaned and returned to the Ohio River. ALCOSAN charges are determined by their regional Board of Directors and PWSA collects the charges on their behalf. Funds are used to pay for their large construction projects like pump station upgrades, capacity improvements and mandated environmental projects.
Effective, January 1, 2017, the sewage treatment rate will increase by 11 percent. For more information on ALCOSAN’s rates, visit www.alcosan.org or call 412.766.6696 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will invest $70 million dollars in 2016 for infrastructure improvements, including environmental mandates placed on sewer conveyance, to ensure continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water, and to expand our use of Green Infrastructure. In 2013, The PWSA Board of Directors authorized a four-year rate adjustment to fund identified water and sewer capital needs through 2017. Beginning January 1, 2016, the average residential customer will see the PWSA rate for water and sewer conveyance increase by 4 cents per day, or $1.26 per month.