“A lot of people don’t know where to get one. It’s just a matter of getting the word out,” Ms. Shaw said.
“The speed is a real problem for us. We would like a little more time to figure out just what PUC oversight would mean and how to make this bill work for PWSA ratepayers in the best way possible,” said Aly Shaw, an organizer with the Our Water Campaign, a coalition including Pittsburgh United, the Sierra Club and the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. It advocates for publicly controlled water.
A woman who helped organize efforts to improve the water system in Flint, Michigan hopes to help Pittsburghers.
More than 200 city residents packed the town hall-style meeting Tuesday evening in East Liberty about Pittsburgh’s lead water problems, and if concern, frustration and anger came in bottles they would have held gallon jugs.
“We don’t think any level of privatization, whether that’s full privatization or public-private partnership, are the answer to PWSA’s problems.”
Mayor announces a new plan to provide free lead filters to Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority customers.
At the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board meeting, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. While many were there to simply witness the proceedings in light of recent high-profile incidents, nearly a dozen called on the board to improve the city’s water quality.
The realty transfer tax increase would raise $9 million a year to create an affordable housing trust fund. The city is short about 17,000 homes affordable enough for the working poor.