Press Release
PWSA Recognized by Water Industry as "Utility of the Future Today"
Authority Commended for Reimagining Partnership and Public Engagement

Pittsburgh, PA – This week, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) received recognition as a Utility of the Future Today for 2019. PWSA earned the recognition due to its commitment to building partnerships in the community, promoting watershed management, and making innovation a driving force for the Authority. 

The Utility of the Future Award began in 2016 and is made possible through a partnership between the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Water Reuse Association with input from the Environmental Protection Agency. All of these organizations promote research and innovation in the field of water and sewer management nationwide. PWSA’s selection as a Utility of the Future Today was made by five peer utility general managers and executives.

“We are proud to be recognized for our renewed focus on engaging with our customers and stakeholders,” said PWSA chairperson Paul Leger. “We are proving to our community and a national audience that we can be the water utility Pittsburgh expects and deserves,” he said.

“This national recognition is confirmation that our team is embracing transparency and public engagement,” said PWSA Executive Director Robert A. Weimar. “Every day, we work hard to improve our system and serve the public. We are proud to join the ranks of other progressive and innovative utilities from across the country.” 

To read more about the 2019 Utility of the Future Awards, visit their website at

A copy of the press release announcing the awardees can be found at:

For more information about PWSA’s roadmap for renewal of our water, sewer, and stormwater systems, visit


About PWSA

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is the largest combined water, sewer and stormwater authority in Pennsylvania, serving 300,000 consumers throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

  • Published
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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