Aspinwall Pump Station Upgrades

In Planning Water Reliability Plan

This project - part of the Water Reliability Plan - will ensure that Bruecken Pump Station in good condition will help to maintain good water pressure throughout our water service area.

Progress & Status

Design Complete

The Aspinwall Pump Station was built in the 1910s and currently pumps an average of 12 million gallons of water per day. It is one of the few locations in the city where water is pumped, as much of the distribution system operates on gravity. Water moves through the pump station and up to the Lanpher Reservoir, north of the City of Pittsburgh. Upgrades to this pump station will ensure it will continue to serve our customers for decades to come.

Work on this project will involve:

  • Interior upgrades to pump station
  • Exterior upgrades to the pump station include windows and roofing
  • Tree removal to the south of the Clearwell for Bypass system
  • Demolish fluoride station and garage adjacent to pump station
  • Construct new fluoride building
  • Construct electrical substation (by Duquesne Light)

All work will take place within the fence line of the water treatment plant.

The design of the project is 90% complete. Submittals are being reviewed by PWSA. Permitting is in progress.

PWSA presented design plans at the Highland Park Community Council and the Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar Community Consensus Group on January 20th and February 12th, respectively.

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Lock Way East

Start Date: TBD

Completion Date: TBD

Traffic Patterns: TBD

900 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15283
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact

Construction Communications Project Manager :
Mora McLaughlin