Lead lines will be replaced with non-toxic materials through a $21 million grant for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the West View Water Authority.
“I’m proud to see a continued investment in Allegheny County’s water systems from PENNVEST,” said Sen. Wayne Fontana via press release. “One of the most common ways lead contaminates our water is through old and corroded lead pipes. Taking care of this infrastructure now ensures our region will continue to have clean and safe drinking water.”
PWSA was awarded $13.35 million to implement the 2023 Neighborhood Lead Service Line Replacement program. Ultimately, their goal is to remove all lead service lines by 2026.
WVWA was awarded $8 million to remove lead pipes in approximately 750 water services. It’s estimated that much of the infrastructure that will be replaced is over 75 years old.
PENNVEST serves communities and citizens of Pennsylvania by funding sewer, stormwater, and drinking water projects.