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Melwood & Finland Stormwater Project
The stormwater improvement project in Polish Hill reduces the risks of uncontrolled runoff by constructing new curb lines, adding additional stormwater inlets, and installing five bioretention features with underground storage.
Rain Garden at the Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant
In 2014, we converted a highly visible and under-utilized traffic island in front of our water treatment plant in Aspinwall into a rain garden.
Herron Avenue Water Main Replacement Project
This project, in the Polish Hill neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, will replace approximately 1,000 feet of aging water main, providing more reliable water service to our customers. This site was scheduled for replacement after several water main breaks occurred on this portion on Herron Avenue in winter of 2017 and 2018. As part of the main replacement, we will replace all public water service lines, including lead water service lines, with a non-lead material. If a public lead service line is connected to a private lead line, we will replace it at the same time at no cost to the customer.
Highland Park Orthophosphate Project
In April 2019, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began adding orthophosphate to reduce lead levels in drinking water. Orthophosphate is a food-grade additive that forms a protective barrier between lead pipes and the water flowing through them. Two of the four distribution points for orthophosphate are in Highland Park.