PWSA continues to responsibly invest large sums of funding into critical water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure improvements. Our ambitious $1.8 billion capital program will, over the next several years, construct several projects to modernize our water system, add needed redundancy, and meet our mission of protecting public health and the environment. Projects benefiting from this investment include water main and lead service line replacements, sewer rehabilitation and reconstruction, storm drain replacement, and stormwater management projects.

Our strategy for longer-term capital investment is detailed in our 2023 – 2027 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which was approved on October 28, 2022.

Notable projects from the past year include:

  • The Fuchsia Way Sewer Reconstruction project started in 2022 and will continue throughout 2023. It provides a community-focused solution to improve the reliability of water and wastewater services for residents along Race and Monticello streets in Homewood.
  • The Priority Lead Service Line Replacement Project, funded by a $4.7 million funding package from PENNVEST, targeted lead service line removal at daycare facilities within our water service area as well as locations with elevated lead tests. This project verified the service line material at all 180 daycares within our water service area, replaced 19 lead lines, and completed 306 replacements at residential properties with elevated water samples.
  • The M-29 Sewer Outfall Improvement project, recognized by the Engineers’ Society of Western PA and Trenchless Technology as Project of the Year, extended the useful life of the century-old outfall, reducing river flow entering the combined sewer system and beginning to mitigate backups into the lower Four Mile Run neighborhoods