Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Increasing State Oversight of the Pittsburgh...

Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Increasing State Oversight of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 26, 2017) –- (RealEstateRama) — Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today following an announcement from Pennsylvania Representatives Mike Turzai and Harry Readshaw recommending legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC):

“We are not opposed to additional state cooperation to improve our water and sewer authority for residents of our city, and we have been working hard with the state Department of Environmental Protection to complete a full restructuring of PWSA. We welcome further conversations about this proposed PUC legislation, and are already inviting additional oversight and financial support from Harrisburg to help us rebuild our water system. The legislation would need to assure residents of Pittsburgh that the water system remains a public asset, and that PUC oversight would not be used as a mechanism to force privatization.”

Contacts
Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
City of Pittsburgh
Cell: 412-660-1999

Katie O’Malley
Communications Coordinator
Cell: (412) 925-1990

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