Pittsburgh Water Equity Roadmap
Explore our recent virtual events that we have participated in below:
Imagine a Day Without Water 2020
- Handwashing: How do soap and water clean your hands?
- Project WET: "We All Use Water" activity & "Use Water Wisely" activity on DiscoverWater.org
- Project Learning Tree: Green Your Home—Improving Water Conservation activity
United for Infrastructure
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) hosted two virtual events during United for Infrastructure Week 2020 that provided the Pittsburgh community with an opportunity to learn more about the improvements we are making to our water infrastructure.
Our Water Future Panel Discussion
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority facilitated a high-level discussion about the future of our water infrastructure for United for Infrastructure 2020 on Thursday, September 17.
Will Pickering, Executive Director; Jen Presutti, Deputy Executive Director; and Barry King, Director of Engineering and Construction discussed the critical water projects we will construct over the next few years. This discussion was an opportunity to learn about the significance of the projects and the steps we are taking to modernize our water infrastructure. Participants learned about the engineering techniques behind these improvements, how they will strengthen our overall system and ensure the delivery of safe and reliable water services. Brian K. Jensen, Ph.D. of the Allegheny Conference moderated the discussion.
Watch the recorded panel discussion below.
Virtual Facility Tour of the Microfiltration Plant (MFP)
To close out United for Infrastructure Week, PWSA orchestrated a virtual tour of the Microfiltration Plant in Highland Park on Monday, September 21. Viewers tuned in to our Facebook page for this fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the plant and its recent restoration. Project Manager, Marc Frangipani guided us through the plant to discuss its purpose in the overall treatment process, highlight the technology that is used to treat water and automate the plant, and introduce the operators and technicians that keep it running.
About United for Infrastructure 2020
United for Infrastructure 2020 is a week-long event that advocates for better infrastructure policy and greater investment from all levels of government. Quality, affordable infrastructure – from clean water and broadband internet to safe transportation and strong supply chains – has never been more important.
This year’s theme, Rebuild Better, elevates the policies to ensure every American has the infrastructure they need, highlights the role of essential infrastructure workers amidst the pandemic, and opens a conversation about decisions of the past that perpetuated inequities in communities of color, what to do about it, and how to build resilient infrastructure that helps communities thrive in a changing climate. Across the country, businesses, labor organizations, and elected officials will come together to spread the message that the nation must work together to #RebuildBetter.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is proud to participate in this national event and we are excited to share information about our infrastructure needs and achievements with our customers. Please join us for these events, come prepared with questions, and learn how we are advancing these “once in a generation” projects to modernize Pittsburgh’s water infrastructure.
More information about United for Infrastructure 2020 can be found here: unitedforinfrastructure.org.