Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

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


Composed of Seven members:

  • City Finance Director
  • City Treasurer
  • The remaining 5 must be city residents or have business in the city 
  • Must be a taxpayer in, business owner in, and/or citizen of the City of Pittsburgh.

  • 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


Contact Information

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