Pittsburgh residents have long recognized the need to fix the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to ensure that every family in our city has access to safe, affordable drinking water. We’ve already seen what happens when private corporations like Paris-based company, Veolia, come to our city and take over our public assets. Pittsburgh cannot […]
Last Friday, PIIN, alongside dozens of members of the newly formed Our Water Campaign, called upon the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to improve water quality and service at the monthly PWSA board meeting. The Our Water Campaign was formed in response to widespread public health concerns stemming from last month’s boil water advisory […]
On December 1st, PIIN and The Clean Rivers Campaign co-hosted a presentation of the city of Pittsburgh’s “Clean and Green” plan to solve flooding issues and stop the pollution of waterways every time it rains. The plan was released earlier that morning and is available in draft form for public commentary.
PIIN’s Ratepayer Justice Task Force has worked closely with The Clean Rivers Campaign to ensure that ALCOSAN ratepayers– especially low-income residents– aren’t stuck footing water bills they cannot afford as part of ALCOSAN’s $2 billion system upgrades. On October 27th, the board of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority awarded a contract to Dollar Energy Fund Inc. to administer the customer assistance program we’ve long advocated for.