Bruecken Pump Station Upgrades

In Planning Water Reliability Plan

This project - part of the Water Reliability Plan - will construct a new pumping station that will maintain water pressure throughout our water service area for decades to come.

Progress & Status

Design Complete

PWSA's project team will present to the Highland Park Community Council on this project on Thursday, October 20th. 

The Bruecken Pump Station was built in the 1930s and serves the Highland Park Reservoir system. It is one of the few locations in the city where water is pumped, as much of the distribution system operates on gravity. PWSA will de-commission the existing pump station and build a new facility on the premises. 

Work on this project will involve:

  • Designing and building new facility and associated structures, old pump station will remain in place.
  • Constructing new building that will house pumping equipment, original building will be used for other PWSA operations.
  • Replacing perimeter fencing.
  • Re-organizing materials that are stored on property.

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 on January 20th. You can view the presentation here.

Locations & Schedule

Start Date: early 2023

Completion Date: early 2026

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Traffic Patterns: Construction traffic will enter the facility via Lock Way E. Work will occur within the facility fence line.

Bruecken rendering

779 Lockway E.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact

Construction Communications Project Manager :
Mora McLaughlin