What Pittsburgh homeowners need to know about curb box inspections for lead service lines

The news comes inside an envelope with all-caps red lettering that reads, “IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LEAD WATER SERVICE LINES ENCLOSED.”

In January, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority began the daunting task of cataloging the material of its 70,933 service lines to determine how many are made of lead. To date, they've inspected nearly 1,750 lines across the city, and some city residents are beginning to receive their results in the mail. But for the majority of those inspected, the result came back as another question mark. The inspectors either couldn’t find the line or couldn’t get a good enough view of it to determine its make-up. Once the lid is off
Kimberly Branch has lived in the same Hill District home on Webster Avenue for nearly 20 years.