“In 2015, under the management of a private water corporation, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PSWA) began using a new corrosion control chemical, which led to an increase in lead contamination. In February 2019, Pittsburgh United, a coalition of organizations advocating for safe water, secured a legal settlement that requires PWSA to spend nearly $50 million to address high levels of lead in drinking water. WQP Managing Editor Lauren Estes asked Pittsburgh United Environmental Justice Organizer Aly Shaw about the settlement.”

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