PWSA Has Money To Replace Lead Services Lines For Free

Mar 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority wants to replace lead service lines for families with moderate and low incomes.

The agency has nearly $2 million to spend through the Lead Service Line Replacement Project before November 2021. If a lead pipe or lead within the home is found, a replacement will be made within one to two months.

PWSA officials say they especially hope to hear from pregnant women and families with young children, for whom lead is particularly harmful.

Interested families can visit PWSA’s website for more information, or call the program’s administrator, Dollar Energy Fund, at 866-762-2348.

The income-restricted program operates in addition to PWSA's neighborhood-based replacement program.

In February, it was announced that PWSA would also spend $50 million from a state fund to replace lead service lines, as well as take other stops to address the city's lead crisis and provide filters to low-income residents.