Pittsburgh Water Utility To Pay $500K Over Lead Notifications

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office announced Thursday that the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will hire an independent monitor and contribute $500,000 to community groups as part of a settlement over the utility's alleged failure to notify customers of construction that could cause lead levels in their water to spike.

The settlement came in response to criminal charges Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed in state court in February 2019 that accused the utility of disobeying state law requiring that water customers be notified at least 45 days before the PWSA commences nearby projects that disturb lead pipes, since those disturbances can...

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