Erika Strassburger
City Councilmember | Pittsburgh, PA

ARP: Pittsburgh PA, Uses Federal Funds to Replace Lead Pipes

Idea Category: Infrastructure | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

City Councilperson Erika Strassburger, who also serves as the Vice Chair of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Board of Directors, helped steer American Rescue Plan dollars to lead line replacement efforts, including adding $18 million to the city’s effort to replace every lead water line. She also secured $2 million in ARP funds to implement her Lead Safety Bill, which will help advance efforts to achieve equity in healthy housing, set new citywide standards for lead inspection, and create safe environments for children and families. Already, city inspectors have performed lead dust wipe inspections on over 15 city facilities open to children, and in February 2023, PWSA reached a milestone by replacing its 10,000th line.

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Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP