Media Advisory: Congresswoman Summer Lee to Visit Elizabeth Forward High School Fire Site, PPG Striking Workers Rally Against UMPC, Press Conference on Removing Lead From Pittsburgh Drinking Water

Feb 24, 2023
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9:30 am at Elizabeth Forward High School (1000 Weigles Hill Rd, Elizabeth, PA 15037),Congresswoman Lee will join leaders to tour the site of the Elizabeth Forward High School fire and discuss plans to ensure students return to school quickly and safely. 

12 pm ET at the Steel Building Downtown — Congresswoman Lee will speak alongside the striking Post-Gazette workers at a rally to pressure UPMC to stop advertising in the Post Gazette, who has cut striking workers’ health insurance, for the direction of their strike.

1 pm ET at Gladstone Field (Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207) — Congresswoman Lee will join Lt. Governor Austin Davis for a press conference announcing the replacement of 10,000 lead service lines by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) along with Will Pickering, PWSA, the Pittsburgh Mayor’s office, the EPA Office of Water; and the Public Utilities Commission. Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to replace lead lines service in Pittsburgh. Since 2015/2016 when there was an increase in lead levels found in PWSA’s drinking water, PWSA has created a nationally recognized program to locate and remove all the lead lines in the utility’s service area. In 2020, PWSA announced that it’s testing found lead levels in drinking water were back “in compliance” (meaning below the threshold of EPA Action Level), and currently PWSA is finding its lowest lead levels on record in its drinking water.

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