ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY JUNE 9 at 11 am: Summer Lee to join EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, PWSA to Announce $52.4 million WIFIA Funding Award

ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY JUNE 9 at 11 am

Summer Lee to join EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, PWSA to Announce $52.4 million WIFIA Funding Award

(Pittsburgh, PA) – On Friday, June 9 at 11 am, US Congresswoman Summer Lee (PA-12) along with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA and the Environmental Protection Agency will announce a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) award of $52.4 million to support Water Reliability Plan investments.

WHAT: Summer Lee, PWSA, EPA to Announcement of major federal infrastructure award

WHEN: Friday, June 9th at 11:00 am. 

WHERE: 5798 Bunkerhill Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

WHO: Congresswoman Summer Lee, EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox, PWSA CEO Will Pickering,  Mayor Ed Gainey, and others. Attendees are invited to hear from our speakers and observe large-scale water infrastructure work taking place in Highland Park. 

ABOUT: Over the past several years, while executing one of the most comprehensive lead remediation efforts in the nation and establishing a progressive customer assistance program to benefit our most vulnerable customers, we have also been hard at work planning one of our largest and most complex infrastructure upgrades in many decades.  Our water treatment and distribution systems were developed at the turn of the 20th Century. Over time, additional reservoirs and pumping stations were added to accommodate the needs of Pittsburgh’s growing population. While we still use many of these systems today, it’s time to renew these systems so we can safeguard quality service for our customers for the next one hundred years.  Over the next five years, we will invest nearly $470 million in a series of large-scale water improvement projects called the Water Reliability Plan. The work will involve rehabilitating or replacing some of the large critical components of our water system. These components include large transmission pipes, reservoirs, pump stations, and electrical stations that help to deliver water. When built, these assets will be the resilient backbone of the water system and allow us to provide continuous service to all customers, even in the event of power outages, weather events, or other unforeseen issues that can impact service. 

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