As part of our continuous efforts to upgrade aging infrastructure and implement innovative stormwater solutions, PWSA will invest approximately $181 million in capital improvements in 2022. This will be the largest annual capital outlay in our history and a nearly 56 percent increase from 2021’s forecasted total. These projects will provide the quality drinking water, sewer conveyance, and stormwater management services that Pittsburgh expects and deserves.
All PWSA capital investment is designed with the organizational goals of resiliency and redundancy in the water system, reliable sewer service, and smart stormwater management.
In addition to targeted lead service line replacement projects, we plan to replace approximately 10 miles of water mains and 1,200 service lines across the city through the Water Main Replacement Program in 2022. Among other sewer projects, we will invest approximately $30 million in small and large diameter sewer rehabilitation, using lining and other methods to restore structural integrity in our pipes.
We are planning to renovate several parks with rain gardens and underground stormwater storage tanks to control the flow of rainwater and regrade two ballfields at Volunteers Field in Carrick to reduce field flooding and erosion.
As a publicly owned and operated utility, every dollar we receive from ratepayers is reinvested to improve water, sewer, and stormwater services. As these projects are completed, our customers, Pittsburgh, and the region will benefit from having a system that is built to meet the demands that today’s population and economy places on a modern water utility.
Projects Moving into Construction Next Year
In addition to current construction projects that will continue next year, our staff is hard at work this winter preparing to break ground on even more water, sewer, and stormwater improvement projects throughout 2022. These upcoming construction projects include:
- Small Diameter Water Main Replacement
- Lanpher Rising Main
- Small & Large Sewer Rehab Program
- Queenston Sewer Improvement Project
- Sewers Under Structures Project
- Lawn and Ophelia Stormwater Project
- Volunteers Field Stormwater Project: Ballfield Regrading
- Martin Luther King Jr./Warren K. Branch Park Stormwater Project
- South Side Park Stormwater Project
To learn more about our upcoming projects, please visit Pgh2o.com/projects-in-planning.