PWSA http://wesa.fm en PWSA Now Accepting Cash Payments at 7-Eleven Stores http://wesa.fm/post/pwsa-now-accepting-cash-payments-7-eleven-stores <p>Customers of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority now have another payment option at their disposal – cash payments at 7-Eleven stores.</p><p>“It’s a convenience for our customers who don’t have a bank account, a credit card, a debit card, they may be out of town,” said Melissa Rubin, a PWSA spokeswoman. “Cash payments can be made at any 7-Eleven across the U.S.”</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 32664 at http://wesa.fm Senate Bill Aims To Help Homeowners Afford Sewer Lateral Repairs http://wesa.fm/post/senate-bill-aims-help-homeowners-afford-sewer-lateral-repairs <p>About 750 miles of sewer laterals, or the pipes that connect private homes to the publicly-owned main sewer lines, run underneath Pittsburgh – many of which are damaged.</p><p>That’s according to Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny), who said repairing and replacing these pipes can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000, and that burden falls on the homeowners.</p><p>But he said his legislation aims to solve that problem.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:44:14 +0000 Jessica Nath 30426 at http://wesa.fm PWSA, Veolia Extend Contract; Authority May Have New Director in Next 18 Months http://wesa.fm/post/pwsa-veolia-extend-contract-authority-may-have-new-director-next-18-months <p>The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and Veolia Water have extended their partnership agreement through December 2014. PWSA started working with Veolia in the summer of 2012.</p><p>The initial contract was for at least 12 months, with an option to extend. One of the priorities for the upcoming contract term will likely be finding a permanent director.</p><p>“I think that’s the aim of the board, is at the end of the contract term that by then there would be a new, permanent executive director that’s a direct employ of the PWSA,” said interim Executive Director Jim Good.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:24:39 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14787 at http://wesa.fm PWSA, Veolia Extend Contract; Authority May Have New Director in Next 18 Months PWSA, Veolia Water Partnership Finds $2 Million in Savings http://wesa.fm/post/pwsa-veolia-water-partnership-finds-2-million-savings <p>Last summer, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority partnered with Veolia Water North America to find ways of improving services and operating more efficiently.<br><br>Nine months in, officials said the executive management services agreement between the two entities has been beneficial. Rob Nicholas, vice president for development with Veolia, said PWSA has been able to find ways to bring in more revenue without raising rates for customers.<br> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:29:46 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7376 at http://wesa.fm PWSA, Veolia Water Partnership Finds $2 Million in Savings