City distributes 3,200 free water filter pitchers in first week of safe water program
The City of Pittsburgh Safe Water Program last week provided 3,200 water pitcher filters to residents throughout the city, with the first deployment targeting households with expectant mothers and families with children under six years old.
The next phase of the water filter distribution will continue this week as a second shipment of ZeroWater filter pitchers will be delivered directly to priority facilities (early childhood and daycare centers, OBGYN offices, health clinics, etc.) that serve at-risk residents prioritized in the first phase. Once these orders are fulfilled, additional filters will be available at fire stations for the residents who have submitted a request through 311 or the Safe Water Program website.
Residents who have registered for a free water filter pitcher but have not yet received one will receive a letter from the city providing an update on the status of the program. A copy of the letter issued to registered residents can be found here.
The city is also making available ZeroWater coupons that can be used for significant discounts on pitchers and replacement filters on the Safe Water Program website. Residents are encouraged to check the website or call 311 for additional information on the program.
To date, nearly 9,000 residents have signed up to receive a free water filter pitcher through the Safe Water Program. All City of Pittsburgh residents and Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) customers are eligible to register for a free water filter pitcher. Those interested can register via the Safe Water Program website, http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/, or by contacting the 311 Response Center.