Pittsburgh City Council and a mayoral panel are in disagreement about how best to insulate the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority from political influence.

Council recently amended a plan to change how PWSA board members are appointed, but members of a panel created to study PWSA restructuring say those changes fall short of what’s needed to ensure an effective, safe and accountable water utility. Meanwhile, members of city council are worried that the panel’s proposal could open the door to privatization.

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