Funding is available to replace up to 200 privately owned lead lines in PWSA’s drinking water service area. Find out if your household is qualified.
A free lead line replacement program has been established for Pittsburgh homeowners and tenants who meet certain income requirements.
Under the settlement of an enforcement action by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), $1.8 million must be used by Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for private lead line replacements before November 2021.
The funding is expected to be used to replace 200 privately owned lead lines throughout PWSA’s drinking water service area. If there is also a publicly owned lead line serving the property, PWSA will replace it at no additional cost. Once approved, customers meeting the income requirements can have their lead line replaced in a matter of one or two months.
A family of four making less than $61,500 per year, for example, would be eligible for a free replacement. Replacement work typically includes a new sidewalk pad, required plumbing upgrades, and a full lead line replacement.
To find out if you’re eligible for the program, or for more information about it, contact Dollar Energy Fund at 866-762-2348. If you’re concerned about your water, visit lead.pgh2o.com.