Through April, The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has invested over $21 million in our Capital Improvement Projects program. As is evident from the early spending reports, the Water Distribution System has been a major focal point in early 2021 as PWSA already committed $13 million in funding. Water distribution is an integral part of the Authority’s future as continually upgrading the system allows for better service and more effective distribution of safe and reliable water.
The work on the water distribution system is a significant part of our capital improvement plan and includes replacing water mains and continuing to remove lead lines. These projects, taking place in neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, will improve service reliability, reduce service disruptions, and improve water quality.
PWSA’s Water Reliability Plan features a series of projects that will strengthen and add resiliency to our water system. The Aspinwall and Bruecken Pump Station rehabilitation and the complete restoration of the Clearwell, a century-old storage facility, are active capital projects currently in design.
These capital projects include rehabilitating the Aspinwall and Bruecken Pump Stations, replacing reservoir liners and cover systems, updating electrical and backup power systems, restoring pump stations, and repairing or replacing various large-diameter water mains.
The Capital Improvement Projects graphic below shows a Financial breakdown through 2021.