PWSA participated in the annual national advocacy and educational event, United for Infrastructure 2021 from May 10-14th. Across the country, businesses, labor organizations, and elected officials came together to spread the message that the nation must #LeadWithInfrastructure.
“United for Infrastructure is an important event to spotlight national infrastructure needs. Especially now when water utilities across the country are striving to balance rates against the amount of work that needs to be done,” Will Pickering, PWSA’s Chief Executive Officer, said. “A substantial federal investment in water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure will help us build overdue improvement projects more quickly and reduce the need to increase our rates in the future.”
PWSA was proud to participate in this national event and share information about our infrastructure needs, projects, and achievements with our customers. Events included a virtual discussion hosted by the Value of Water Campaign, entitled Meeting the Moment: The Urgency and Opportunity to Invest in Water Systems. Our Chief Executive Officer, Will Pickering, joined an esteemed national panel of leaders in the water industry to discuss our lead program and the benefits of federal funding for critical water infrastructure projects.
We were also active on social media throughout the week highlighting “once in a generation” projects to modernize Pittsburgh’s water infrastructure, active construction projects, and the success of our Community Lead Response. Our comprehensive participation and highlighted projects will be housed on our National Water Sector Events page.
Over the next five years, PWSA will embark upon its largest investment since the water system was first built at the turn of the 20th Century. This investment, totaling $1.2 billion, will improve the safety and reliability of our water system while also bolstering the quality of life for residents and enhancing the economic development of the Pittsburgh region. An infusion of federal funding into our projects, and projects across the nation, will prioritize families, workers, and businesses, create more livable communities, and will support the economic recovery of the country.
For more information about PWSA’s participation in United for Infrastructure, please visit Pgh2o.com/unitedinfrastructure. For more information about United for Infrastructure 2020, please visit unitedforinfrastructure.org.