Curb Box Inspections

In Construction Water

Curb box inspections are a low-impact way to determine the material of residential service lines throughout our water system. This data informs our Lead Service Line Replacement Program and the overall inventory of lead service lines in PWSA's water service area.
Curb boxes are a pipe that leads to the shut-off valve on a water service line. They are normally located in the sidewalk or in front of the home. Crews will inspect hundreds of curb boxes throughout the distribution system by cleaning out the curb box and televising the pipe below.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete
  • PWSA will notify residents via door hangers and no-parking signs when a curb box inspection is happening on your street. 
  • No-parking signs will show a timeframe of several weeks for no parking - this is the length that the no-parking permit is validCurb box inspections completed by PWSA's contractor, Michael Baker Intl., should only take 1-2 days to complete. 
  • When work is complete, no-parking signs will be removed and normal parking can resume. 

Crews will work in the East End and Northside from August 3 - August 7 at the following locations: 

Montezuma Street

Phelan Way

Paulson Avenue

Brereton Street

Nelson Street

Harmar Street

Navarro Street

Wiggins Street

Swope Street

Downing Street

Frankstown Road

Hancock Street

Westmoreland Avenue

Ruthven Street

Ley Street

Herron Avenue

Rialto Street

Melwood Avenue

Rialto Place

Flavian Street

Tours Street

Cargill Street

Sundeman Street

Bethoven Street

Liedertafel Way

Harding Street

Lowrie Street

Leander Street

Niggel Street

Ridgeway Street

Spring Garden Avenue

Monroe Street

Gebhart Street

Bismark Street

Emanuel Street

Colmar Street

Wickline Lane

Blessing Street

Straubs Lane

Harry Street

Veronica Street

Lisbon Street

Lautner Street

Webster Avenue

Heckelman Street

Junilla Street

Eggers Street

Watt Street

Croft Street

Francis Street

Waterfront Drive

Bedford Avenue

Waterside Place

Barnett Way

S. Canal Street

Morgan Street

Constance Street

Hollace Street

Vinial Street

Wylie Avenue

Voskamp Street

White Street

Goettman Street

Orbin Street

Brabec Street

Danube Street

Stanton Avenue

Francis Street

Lincoln Avenue

Montague Street

Brown Avenue

Elba Street

North Avenue

Hallett Street

Charlotte Street

Mahon Street

Ligonier Street

Chauncey Street

Denny Street

Brackenridge Street

Mintwood Street

Reed Street

Spring Way

La Place Street

Penn Avenue

Centre Avenue

Paulowna Street

Humber Way

30th Street

Midtown Square

Salter Way

Kirkpatrick Street


Elmore Street


Perry Street


White Hill Drive


Memory Lane


Devillers Street

All workers will maintain social distancing in the execution of their work, including when communicating with our customers. Workers will undergo health screenings prior to reporting to work. PWSA and our contractors are following strict guidelines established by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following measures are to protect the health of our employees, contractors, and you, our customer. As long as it is recommended by the CDC and PA Department of Health, all our work will occur under the following guidelines: 

  • All workers will wear face masks during their work. 
  • All work surfaces our workers are in contact with will be sanitized prior to leaving the work site. 
  • All work sites will be provided with portable hand-wash facilities or hand sanitizer. 

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Throughout the City of Pittsburgh

Start Date: May 2020

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

Traffic Patterns: No parking signs will be posted as needed.

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact

Construction Communications Project Manager :
Mora McLaughlin