Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
Water treatment plants all across the country are trying to get the message out to be very careful about what you flush down the toilet.
Every time you turn on that shower or flush that toilet bowl, the dollars start adding up. By a 5-to-1 vote, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority raised its water rates by five percent. It’s the third year in a row for a rate hike.
It’s no secret that Pittsburgh’s water lines have seen better days. There are dozens of main line breaks in the antiquated system which waste millions of gallons of water each year.
Water service has been restored in Oakland. According to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority officials, a 12-inch line broke on Bates Street Tuesday morning.
Alcosan sat down with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. They looked at their maps, drawings and charts and determined their systems were what they were supposed to be.
Every day, trucks offload natural gas drilling wastewater at the McKeesport Water Authority treatment plant. Once treated inside, the cleaner water is discharged into the Monongahela River. Come May 19, that will stop.
About 10 families in Summer Hill are worried about the rain and the hillside that is creeping toward their homes.