Press Release
November 4, 2019 - November 8, 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.




  • Orleans Street (Viola Street – Delaware Street)
  • Leland Street (North Charles Street – Mayfield Street)
  • Norwood Avenue (Marshall Avenue – Marshall Road)
  • Hawkins Street (Norwood Avenue – dead end)
  • Delaware Street (Perrysville Avenue – Chemung Street)


Greenfield/Squirrel Hill

  • Tesla Street (Bigelow Street – dead end)
  • Saline Street (Federal Hill Street – Lilac Street)
  • Montclair Street (Frank Street – Tesla Street)
  • Shady Avenue (Morrowfield Avenue – Burchfield Avenue)
  • Deely Street (McCaslin Street – Melbourne Street)
  • Alderson (Tilbury Avenue – Shady Avenue)
  • Landview Road (Saline Street – Rosemoor Street)
  • Beechwood Boulevard (Guy Street – Shady Avenue Extension)


Mount Washington:

  • Simms Street
  • Chess Street
  • Penelope Way
  • Boggs Avenue (Albert Street – Griffin Street)
  • Kearsarge Street (Fetzer Street – West Sycamore Street)
  • Albert Street (Boggs Avenue – dead end)
  • 508 Griffin Street
  • Greenbush Street
  • 95 Southern Avenue
  • Lelia Street (Boggs Avenue – dead end)



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 1,999 lead service lines with over 98% percent of replacements completed without digging a trench on private property. Since the program began in July 2016, PWSA has replaced nearly 4,765 public lead service lines and over 2,851 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 logged over 5,282 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
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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