Mayor to replace three PWSA board members

PITTSBURGH — The restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is underway.

Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced Wednesday that the PWSA board will bring in three new members to replace those who resigned over the past week.

Board chairman Alex Thomson and board members Caren Glotfelty and Andrea Gareghety all resigned. According to the mayor’s office, their terms expired on Dec. 31, 2016.

The changeover on the PWSA board comes amid several scandals, including lead levels in water and billing irregularities.


Earlier this month, Peduto announced the formation of a blue-ribbon panel to assist in the selection of a professional advisory team. The panel will hold a public meeting on March 31 to interview finalists.

Peduto’s office said new board members would be named later this week.

Those members will “assist to modernize the authority and address its systematic deficiencies.”

This week it was also announced that acting PWSA director Col. Bernard Lindstrom will stay in that role for up to two more years.