Press Release
August 5 - August 9, 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 August 5 – August 9, 2019:



  • Koerner Avenue (Lafayette Avenue – dead end)
  • North Charles Street (Perrysville Avenue – Melrose Street)
  • Eldson Street (Wilson Avenue – Holyyoke Street)
  • West Burgess Street (Perrysville Avenue – Irwin Avenue)
  • Wilson Avenue (Perrysville Avenue – North Charles Street)
  • Perrysville Avenue (Lafayette Avenue – East Burgess Street)



Greenfield/Squirrel Hill

  • Tilbury Avenue (Crombie Street – Forward Avenue)
  • Waldron Street (Tilbury Avenue – Beechwood Boulevard)
  • Beechwood Boulevard (Nicholson Street – Phillips Avenue)
  • Phillips Avenue (Beechwood Boulevard – Shady Avenue)
  • Nicholson Street (Beechwood Boulevard – Shady Avenue)



  • Race Street (North Lang Avenue – Collier Street)
  • Idlewild Street (North Lang Avenue – Collier Street)
  • Hermitage Street (North Lang Avenue – Collier Street)
  • Mount Vernon Street (North Lang Avenue – Collier Street)
  • Upland Street (Apple Street – Brushton Avenue)



South Side Slopes:


  • Sharon Street (Mount Oliver Street – dead end)
  • Industry Street (Arlington Avenue – Amanda Street)
  • Carnival Way
  • Allen Street
  • Millbridge Street
  • Newton Street
  • St. Martin Street (Brosville Street – St. Thomas Street)
  • East Warrington Avenue (Brosville Street – Mount Oliver Street)
  • Beltzhoover Avenue (Freeland Street – Cedarhurst Street)
  • Excelsior Street (Emerald Street – dead end)
  • Renwick Street
  • Emerald Street (Eureka Street – Excelsior Street)
  • Climax Street (Arlington Avenue – Amanda Street)
  • McLain Street (Beltzhoover Avenue – Emerald 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.


  • Published
  • Monday, August 5, 2019

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