Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City, Replace All Lead Water Lines within 10 Years

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City, Replace All Lead Water Lines within 10 Years

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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's recent tap water testing results showing water lead levels that are again in exceedance is areminder that the lead-water contamination issue is an ongoing battle (Jan. 23, "Lead Levels Up Again in City Water Lines, Latest Tests Show").

In June 2017, Pittsburgh City Council introduced and passed a bill authorizing the Department of PublicSafety to access residential property to remove lead service lines from the private homeowner's property. In the same bill, PWSA was instructed to continue its suspension of partial lead service linereplacement, a practice that has been thought to increase lead levels in water. Passage of this billmarked a step forward in the direction toward a lead-free Pittsburgh.

Many cities (Philadelphia; Rochester, N. …

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