Failing Pittsburgh water infrastructure has PWSA scrambling (Pittsburgh Tribune)

January 5, 2013The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (A2 / 725304PH6) scrambled Saturday to repair the second big water main break that occurred within the last three days, and interim executive director Jim Good said the agency simply can‘t afford to replace every aging water line before it bursts. “We have to prioritize and adjust as we can,” said Good, stating many lines in the city are 150 years old, and that replacing all of them could cost billions of dollars. “It‘s a question of priority and money,” Good said.

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