Allegheny County Health Board considers mandatory lead testing of young children

Allegheny County Health Board considers mandatory lead testing of young children

The Allegheny County Board of Health met Wednesday to consider a proposal that would require lead testing for young children. 

According to the proposed measure, children between the ages of nine and 12 months and again at two years old, would be required to undergo blood testing to detect if lead is present in their system.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

In an effort to tackle over $750 million in debt and to remedy an aging pipeline infrastructure, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Board of Directors approved a $130 million 2017 operating budget last week that includes rate increases for the next two years. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, PWSA’s rates will increase by $6.90 per month for the average customer, and an additional $4.80 per month in 2018.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council kicks of 2017 budget hearings

Before the start of the holiday season, Pittsburgh City Council has began its four-week long budget hearing process to take a closer look at the funds being proposed for the city’s departments and services.


“For some of the departments [the hearings] are really an opportunity to dig deep, line-by-line and understand where we’re putting our priorities for next year,” said Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), chairman of the the first day of hearings. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

PWSA files lawsuit against former management firm

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Veolia Water North America-Northeast LLC for a wide range of claims related to the now-expired contract between PWSA and Veolia from July 12, 2012 to December 31, 2015. 

According to a statement from the PWSA, Veolia assumed responsibility for senior executive management, operations and other functions at PWSA under the contract. Veolia was tasked to use their expertise to manage and improve PWSA’s operations and identify efficiencies and additional revenue for the Authority. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh officials, PWSA present initial plan to address flooding issues across the city

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined members of the administration and representatives from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Monday to present to City Council a preliminary plan to address stormwater and water quality issues throughout the city.

The city has worked in partnership with PWSA over the past year on the development of a green infrastructure plan to address wet weather sewage overflows, basement back ups and surface flooding. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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