A study is being conducted on the restructuring of the PWSA.

Mayor William Peduto named a Blue Ribbon Panel in March 2017 to advise the city on a possible restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. The panel of government, nonprofit, business and energy leaders was tasked with studying ways to improve and optimize Pittsburgh's publicly-owned water and sewer asset, and to advise the Peduto administration on the hiring of an advisory firm to help guide those efforts. In April 2017, Infrastructure Management Group Inc. (IMG) was chosen to be that advisory firm.

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Q: What is the PWSA?

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) is a municipal water authority serving more than 300,000 people throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. PWSA is the largest combined water and sewer authority in Pennsylvania, producing an average of 70 million gallons of water daily...

September 12, 2017
  • Two examples of restructuring similar-sized water/sewer utilities
  • Initial observations on PWSA finances, capital improvement planning, and legal implications for restructuring