Pittsburgh’s drinking water passes ‘major milestone’ as lead levels fall below federal threshold
“After several years of controversy over lead in the drinking water and test results out of federal compliance, officials from Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority [PWSA] say new lead test results are both a step in the right direction and a sign that the worst may be in the rearview mirror.
In results released Friday, a sample of Pittsburgh water contained lead at 10 parts per billion [ppb], well below the federal threshold of 15 ppb that would require remedial action.
“These latest lower lead testing results signals that PWSA is passing another major milestone as we work to regain the public’s trust,” PWSA Board Chair Paul Leger said in a statement.”
FULL STORY originally published January 24, 2020 on Public Source.