Office of Mayor William Peduto
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)


PWSA provides quality water and quality services to approximately 83,000 customers throughout the City of Pittsburgh daily. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority was created in 1984. At the time, the primary function of PWSA was to oversee a $200,000,000 capital improvement program designed to refurbish the infrastructure of the entire water system, including the water treatment plant and distribution system. In 1995, the City of Pittsburgh's Water Department became a part of The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. At that time, the Authority became responsible for producing and supplying the water for City of Pittsburgh residents and to maintain and operate the water infrastructure. In 1999, PWSA became responsible for operating and maintaining the entire City sewer system.

Governing Documents

Municipality Authorities Act, PA. C.S., Chapter 56
By-laws of the PWSA                                                                                                                                                                                 PWSA Co-op Agreement With the City of Pittsburgh, and Co-op Agreement Amedment

Appointment Guidelines

Composed of 7 members: City Finance Director, City Treasurer, and the remaining 5 must be city residents or have business in the city 



  • Alex Thomson, Chairman
    Term Expires 12/31/2016
  • Paul Leger
    Term Expires 12/31/2015
  • Mike Weber
    Term Expires 2/27/2012
  • Caren Glotfelty
    Term Expires 12/31/2016
  • Andrea Geraghty
    Term Expires 12/31/2016
  • Deb Gross
    Term Expires 3/26/2018
  • Margaret Lanier
    Term Expires 2/27/2017

Residency Requirements

Must be a taxpayer in, business owner in, and/or citizen of the City of Pittsburgh.


None, except reimbursement for expenses related to conducting PWSA business.


Second Friday of each month.

Meeting Schedule 

Contact Information

Phone: 412-255-8935

Customer Service Center, Penn Liberty Plaza,1200 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Mon-Fri 
Phone: 412-255-2423, Fax: 412-255-2475


The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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