It is important to understand how your monthly bill is invested in your community. Our work to maintain and renew our water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure is made of operating expenses and capital expenses.
Operating expenses include routine maintenance and repair work that allows the water and sewer system to run smoothly. Our operating budget funds things like water and sewer main repairs, catch basin cleaning, water treatment chemicals, vehicles, and employee salaries.
Given the age of our water system, investing in maintenance is not enough. For this reason, we have a capital improvement plan to replace and upgrade our infrastructure, ensuring reliable service to our customers now and in the future. Our plan lays out the specific projects and their estimated costs for the coming years. This is a prioritized roadmap for designing and building the major projects that our ratepayer dollars fund.
2020 – 2024 Capital Improvement Plan
Our five-year capital improvement plan includes investments in our water, sewer, and stormwater system. Since 2016, our capital investment has increased by approximately $27 million – that’s around 120 percent. On a monthly basis, we are spending nearly 50 percent more than we did in 2016. This increased investment in our system means more reliable service for our customers and a water system that our community can be proud of.
Read the full 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan.
In 2018, we create a 12-year, organizational roadmap to share our vision and goals for the water, sewer, and stormwater system. The 2030 Plan includes key projects, financial strategies, and a message from our Executive Director sharing his plans for leadership during this new chapter of our history.
Visit the Pgh2o 2030 website at pgh2o2030.com.