Press Release
July 8 - July 12, 2019

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is replacing lead water service lines throughout our service area to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. To avoid partial lead line replacements, PWSA is coordinating with customers to replace private lead service lines at no cost when replacing public lead lines.


*Replacements will take place at the following locations from July 8 – July 12, 2019:



  • Lyzell Street (Lawton Avenue – East McIntyre Avenue)
  • Lawton Avenue (Lyzell Street – Hazelton Street)
  • Hazelton Street (Lawton Avenue – East McIntyre Avenue)
  • Morris Avenue (Cemetery Street – dead end)
  • Belleau Street (Meadville Street – dead end)
  • East McIntyre Avenue (Lyzell Street – Perrysville Avenue)
  • East Burgess Street – Bark Street – Perrysville Avenue)
  • Maple Avenue (Hawkins Street – dead end)
  • Bark Street (Hazelton Avenue – East Burgess Street)
  • Meadville Street (Marsonia Street – Catoma Street)
  • Federal Street Extension (North Commons Street – Perrysville Avenue)



  • North Murtland Street (Kendron Street – Chaucer Street)
  • Fetcher Way (North Murtland Street – North Lang Street)
  • North Lang Avenue (Hermitage Street – Monticello Street)
  • Mount Vernon Street (Belmar Street – Sterrett Street)
  • Hermitage Street (North Murtland Street – North Lang Street)
  • Kendron Street (North Mutland Street – Sterrett Street)
  • Frankstown Avenue (North Murtland Street – North Lang Street)


South Side Slopes:

  • Edgemont Street (600 block)
  • Emerald Street (Eureka Street – Excelsior Street)
  • East Amanda Avenue (Manton Way – Arlington Avenue)
  • Eureka Street (Beltzhoover Avenue – Allen Street)
  • Hanover Street
  • Hartford Street
  • Allen Street (McLain Street – Arlington Avenue)
  • Climax Street (Arlington Avenue – East Amanda Street)
  • McLain Street (Beltzhoover Avenue – Emerald Street)
  • Ceres Way (Beltzhoover Avenue – Emerald Street)
  • Carnival Way (Millbridge Street – Allen Street)
  • Arlington Avenue (Industry Street – East Amanda Street)


*Please note that the schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

To view our lead service line replacement locations and to learn more about the service line material at your property, go to Any customer who needs additional information should call the PWSA Lead Help Desk at 412-255-8987 or email at


PWSA is investing $49 million this year alone to remove harmful lead service lines from its water system. So far this year, we have replaced nearly 1,200 lead service lines with nearly 100 percent of replacements completed without digging a trench on private property. Since the program began in July 2016, PWSA has replaced nearly 4,000 public lead service lines and over 2,200 private lines.


PWSA’s Lead Help Desk team coordinates on an individual basis with customers receiving lead service line replacements. Through their work, they have enrolled over 4,500 customer agreements to participate in the program. Outreach for this program began in Fall of 2018.


For those not part of this program, we provide free full lead service line replacements for income-qualified residential customers. To see if you qualify, visit or call Dollar Energy Fund at 866-762-2346.


For more information on the Community Lead Response, go to

  • Published
  • Monday, July 8, 2019

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