Water

Pitcher being filled with drinking water from kitchen faucet.
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Andrew Limberg
August 14, 2020 - 10:22 am
The PSWA has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar and Homewood Neighborhoods after a water main break Wednesday morning which caused a loss in water pressure.
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Water lines
Joe DeStio
June 12, 2020 - 10:50 am
Customers of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will get a chance to sound off on rate hike requests for the next two years.
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Water lines
Joe DeStio
April 08, 2020 - 9:33 am
Another stiff rate hike request from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
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Filling glass with tap water
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Joe DeStio
January 24, 2020 - 4:04 pm
For the first time since orthophosphate was added to Pittsburgh's water supply to control for lead, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is reporting lead levels below the federal action level of 15 parts per billion. The reading at the end of December was 10 ppb. That's down from 17.5 ppb last...
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September 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
(1080 KRLD) - A study warns to stay away from airplane water. Dr. Charles Platkin, editor of Diet Detective and the executive director of Hunter College in New York City Food Policy Center at the City University of New York authored a survey which purports some of the water onboard isn't fit for...
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September 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
A study is now warning travelers to stay away from airplane water. Experts say it is best if you order coffee or tea before takeoff. Dr. Charles Platkin, editor of Diet Detective, tells you what you need to know.
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The latest test results of Pittsburgh tap water show lead levels still above federal limits but moving in the right direction.
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Joe DeStio
July 26, 2019 - 4:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – The latest test results of Pittsburgh tap water show lead levels still above federal limits but moving in the right direction. The January through June results of the ten percent worst-case-scenario properties show a reading of 17.5 parts per billion. The federal...
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Affordable housing for Lawrenceville and a new agreement between the city and its water and sewer authority have received final approval from Pittsburgh Council.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
July 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Affordable housing for Lawrenceville and a new agreement between the city and its water and sewer authority have received final approval from Pittsburgh Council. Councilwoman Deb Gross’s bill creates an affordable housing overlay district in Lawrenceville. It...
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Leaking Spigot
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Jennifer Bloodworth
March 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm
It's Fix A Leak Week! The Pennsylvania Utility Commission reminds consumers to check their fixtures for leaks.
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February 14, 2019 - 12:19 pm
Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.
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