Perry Hilltop, The Hill, Northside, Uptown, Downtown, Oakland
PWSA recently completed an important upgrade to one of its major water storage facilities in the Upper Hill District. Work began on the southern portion of the reservoir. Our contractor removed the existing liner and cover, installed a new liner, cover, and other materials like rainwater removal pumps, then brought the southern portion of the reservoir back into service. Once this work was complete, they moved onto the northern portion of the reservoir to complete the same process. With work completed in January 2020, this over $5 million upgrade protects the reliability and security of our treated drinking water.
Like many neighborhoods in PWSA’s water service area, District 6 saw lead service line replacements over the past year. In 2020, PWSA completed one of its final Lead Service Line Replacement work areas in The Bluff, replacing 91 lead service lines in the area.
In efforts to upgrade aging infrastructure in coordination with other public utilities, PWSA will replace over two miles of water mains on Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue in 2021. This work will occur ahead of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Bus Rapid Transit Project, which will begin in 2022. This replacement work will help avoid emergency water main breaks in the future and provide reliable service to our customers. As part of this work, PWSA will coordinate with customers whenever we find a lead service line and replace it at no cost.
Storm Drain Replacement
PWSA has a slew of storm drain replacements planned for Perry South. This work will provide better water flow to our storm drains, making for safer roadways during storms.