Government & Politics
3:24 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

PWSA, Veolia Extend Contract; Authority May Have New Director in Next 18 Months

PWSA has extended its partnership with Veolia Water through December 2014. PWSA provides water and wastewater services to more than 300,000 consumers throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

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.

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.

“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.

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3:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

PWSA, Veolia Water Partnership Finds $2 Million in Savings

PWSA Water Quality Manager Jay Kuchta gives a tour of the utility's water treatment plant.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

Last summer, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority partnered with Veolia Water North America to find ways of improving services and operating more efficiently.

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.

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