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Water Quality Monitoring and Reports

In compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements, we monitor our water supply and regularly publish water quality reports, including semi-annual reports specifically related to lead and copper levels. The reports consistently demonstrate the high quality of water at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and our water experts – those who monitor and operate our water system– are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) supplies water to our University Drive campus in Oakland, and the Fox Chapel Water Authority supplies water to our H.J. Heinz III campus in O’Hara Township. Patients, employees and visitors at both campuses use water for drinking, hand-washing and bathing (as appropriate).

Lead Test Results

H.J. Heinz III campus
Monitoring PeriodFixtures TestedResults (90th percentile)*Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Aug. 2017 20 0.00 Yes
Dec. 2017 20 0.0054 Yes
University Drive campus
Monitoring PeriodFixtures TestedResults (90th percentile)*Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Aug. 2017 40 0.0035 Yes
Dec. 2017 40 0.00 Yes

Copper Test Results

H.J. Heinz III campus
Monitoring PeriodFixtures TestedResults (90th percentile)**Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Aug. 2017 20 0.115 Yes
Dec. 2017 20 0.401 Yes
University Drive campus
Monitoring PeriodFixtures TestedResults (90th percentile)**Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance
Aug. 2017 40 0.290 Yes
Dec. 2017 40 0.405 Yes
*The Safe Drinking Water Act sets the action level (AL) for lead in drinking water at 0.015 mg/L. Drinking water cannot exceed this level in at least 90 percent of the samples tested.
**The Safe Drinking Water Act sets the action level (AL) for copper in drinking water at 1.3 mg/L. Drinking water cannot exceed this level in at least 90 percent of the samples tested.

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[Water quality results last updated Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017]