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How a recent court ruling could put the brakes on water and sewer privatization in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court found a state commission should not have approved the sale of a municipal sewer system to a private company.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Critics call water quality bill moving through Pennsylvania legislature a back door to privatization

The bill requires some public water systems to create an asset management plan, a mandate that municipal leaders and environmental groups called a solution in search of a problem.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

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Public water utilities say state Senate bill will force up rates in Pennsylvania

Under it, water systems must submit asset management plans to state regulators for approval within a year-and-a-half.

By The Associated Press

How the way we eliminate toxic PFAS from water also takes an environmental toll

Protecting people’s health has a consequence: The technology most effective at removing PFAS contributes to the carbon footprint.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority says lead levels are in compliance with national standards

Samples were collected from 136 houses with a known lead service line or a history of lead lines between July and December 2021.
By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

Pa. moving forward with rule to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in water

On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the state’s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania