PWSA Donates Bottled Water for Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief
Today, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) donated over 2,000 one-gallon jugs of bottled water to Hurricane Maria disaster relief headed to Puerto Rico. PWSA crews delivered the twelve pallets of water to the donation effort organized by the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
"Pittsburgh always steps up to help those in need. I want to thank PWSA, and our friends at the Clemente Museum and elsewhere, for these expressions of goodwill for the people of Puerto Rico," Mayor William Peduto said.
“As a drinking water provider, we recognize that water is essential to sustaining life during emergencies. We hope this small gesture bolsters Pittsburgh’s outpouring of support to aid our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico” said PWSA Interim Executive Director Robert A. Weimar.
The Authority’s bottled water contribution was possible due to an excess of supply at its warehouse. PWSA continues to store adequate supplies of bottled water for local emergencies.
Will Pickering, Communications Manager