Pittsburghers pour forth water concerns at East Liberty town hall

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. Nayyirah Shariff, a community activist from...

Pittsburghers call on PWSA to improve water quality and service

At the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board meeting earlier today, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. While many were there to simply witness the board proceedings in light of recent high-profile incidents, including reports of high lead levels,...

In rebuttal: Privatization is not the answer to PWSA’s problems

Speaking for a coalition of environmental organizations, faith groups, community-based nonprofits and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority ratepayers, we are deeply concerned about our region’s water quality and want to ensure that the public has maximum control over...

Continue McLay’s good work

November 16, 2016 When Mayor Bill Peduto hired former police Chief Cameron McLay two years ago, it had been just a couple of short months since the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. Across the nation, people were waking up...