Pittsburgh mulls hybrid lease as solution to utility’s failings

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is on the verge of systemic failure. Could an ‘infrastructure-only’ concession skirt public distaste for private sector participation?

The private sector may yet play a key role in reversing decades of neglect and mismanagement at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), as the City of Pittsburgh (PA) considers a complete restructuring of the troubled utility.

This month, consulting firm Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) recommended restructuring PWSA using a hybrid ‘infrastructure-only’...

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