Public Safety

PWSA Lifts Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Affected Areas of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has issued the following release announcing that the precautionary flush and boil water advisory affecting portions of Pittsburgh has been lifted.

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City Announces Four Additional Water Distribution Centers During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 1, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh has announced that four (4) additional water distribution centers will be open as of 2:00 PM today for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers in the City of Pittsburgh. At these additional four (4) locations, bottled water will be available at Engine 13 in Hazelwood by 12:00 Noon, and water buffaloes are expected to be in place at these locations and fully operational by 2:00 PM.

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City Deploys Water Distribution Plan During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 1, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have announced the following operations plan for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers in the City of Pittsburgh. A copy of the PWSA Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory can be found here.

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Statement from Mayor William Peduto in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders Regarding Immigration

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2017) - "The residents of Pittsburgh stand tonight with cities all across our nation. Pittsburgh was built by immigrants, who came to our city to find work in our steel mills and who forged a better life for their families. Like my grandparents, they came to America for opportunity, and they built America. We stand on their shoulders, and we owe it to them to preserve opportunities for current and future generations. Just as our past was built by immigrants, so too will be our future.

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Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Snow, Freezing Rain

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 16, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Snow Level 1 Alert effective 12:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016.

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Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. This week -- courtesy of the Sierra Club -- you have the opportunity to hear Tim Duggan of Phronesis Design describe the benefits of a green approach. Duggan is a major architect of Kansas City’s Clean And Green approach to controlling the wet weather sewage overflow by maximizing green infrastructure and neighborhood investment.

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City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Release Draft City-Wide Green First Plan for Public Comment

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 2, 2016) -- Today, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. The plan outlines how Pittsburgh intends to use innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Implementing the plan will mitigate local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms. The stormwater management practices outlined in the plan will help the City and the region comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined sewer overflow mandates and improve the quality of local waterways.

Mayor Unveils City-Wide Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program

Citiparks calling for volunteers to assist elderly residents with home snow removal this winter PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks & Recreation (Citiparks) today announced Pittsburgh Snow Angels, a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months.

PWSA Community Meetings on Lead in Our Water

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is holding a series of community meetings regarding lead in our water, how residents can limit exposure to this lead, and the steps being taken to address the issue. Meetings are being held by City Council District, and while there will be data presented specific to each district, each meeting is open to all. Meetings will include a Q+A session during which residents can ask questions to PWSA experts.

Mayor William Peduto Announces Departure of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay

In two years McLay rebuilt police-community relations, internal police accountability systems, and data-driven policing measures PITTSBURGH, PA (November 4, 2016) Mayor William Peduto announced today that after two years of rebuilding police-community relationships and instilling long-lasting accountability measures to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Chief Cameron S. McLay is leaving the Bureau to pursue other professional opportunities.