Our Water Campaign

Safe, Affordable, Publicly-Controlled Water for All

The Our Water Campaign is a coalition of local organizations, including Pittsburgh United, Clean Water Action, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, Sierra Club, the Hill District Consensus Group, Nine Mile Run Watershed, Penn Future, Thomas Merton Center, and One Pennsylvania. The campaign was formed to ensure safe, affordable, publicly controlled water for all. Aqua America is the latest private water company to make a bid to privatize Pittsburgh’s water system – read more about the corporation’s record labor, water quality, and water rates here. 

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The Our Water Campaign has been fighting for publicly controlled water for almost 2 years. Our Water is too important to be left in the hands of a private corporation, especially one owned or run by a private company that only cares about profits.

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Public Hearing on PWSA: Sign up to Testify! July 18 @ 6 PM

On July 18th at 6 PM in Council Chambers, City Council will be holding a public hearing on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to ask the public how our water authority be governed and who should own it. We know that public, democratic ownership of water is... read more

World Water Day: Know Your Water Rights 3/22 @ 6:30 PM

RSVP Here!  At The Shop in Homewood (621 N Dallas), to celebrate World Water Day and the universal human right to water, the Our Water Campaign is hosting an event for community members to learn about the rights they have as PWSA customers to safe, affordable drinking... read more

Media Coverage:

Water Utility Company Aqua America To Buy Peoples Natural Gas

Aqua America Inc., a Bryn Mawr, Pa. headquarted water utility company, has announced it will buy Peoples Gas and its subsidiaries in a $4.3 billion all-cash deal. According to a press release, the resulting company will serve one million water utility customer...

Peduto, Turzai spar over PWSA privatization

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto traded insults Thursday over the city’s handling of chronic problems at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Turzai, R-Marshall, started it a day earlier by outlining PWSA’s many problems and...

A Huge Win for Keeping Water Systems under Public Control

Baltimore is poised to become the first major U.S. city to prohibit privatization of its water system and the first to do so by amending its city charter. Aly Shaw of the Pittsburgh Our Water Campaign says lead levels in her city are finally going down after...