On October 29, PWSA hosted a special employee volunteering event in Southside Riverfront Park in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
In partnership with local non-profit organizations Allegheny CleanWays and Friends of the Riverfront, more than 50 PWSA employees and their families took to the park bright and early to lend their time to river- and land-based cleanups in and along the Monongahela River. Volunteers collected litter and debris along the river and Three Rivers Heritage Trail, cleared nearby stormwater grates, and even ventured out in Allegheny CleanWays’ boat to help clean up the Mon.
At the end of clean-up, attendees and our volunteering partners took stock of the trash we collected, giving out awards for the “trashiest” among the lot. Whether it was a Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer ball or a pair of rollerskates, we all played a key part that day in cleaning up our waterways.
Landmark laws like the CWA guide the work of our organization and employees in many ways. Volunteering opportunities like this special event give PWSA employees another opportunity to give back to the community in ways that align with our mission to support our region by protecting public health and the environment through the delivery of safe and reliable water services.
A very special thank you goes to our volunteering partners Alleghency CleanWays and Friends of the Riverfront, and all PWSA employees and their families for making this a fun and rewarding day.
“I enjoyed socializing with colleagues outside of the office and sharing in the collective enthusiasm to give back to our community.” - Rob Herring, PWSA Senior Project Manager