Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Viable Pwsa Option

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Viable Pwsa Option

Article excerpt

For Pittsburgh to remain an attractive, livable city, it must have a stable water system. Unfortunately, that is not the case, as evidenced by the recent boil- water alert that impacted a large part of the city.

Yet some want to take options for the water system off the table. One recent letter to the editor ("Turning to Privatization for PWSA Would Be the Wrong Answer," Feb. 6) is a prime example of how some put ideological agendas ahead of a reasoned debate.

Those who support government-only water system operations try to compare water rates from one town to the next. However, so many experts warn against making these types of comparisons due to the many variables that impact water rates, from geographic location and water source to the age of the system and past investment. …

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