At a public meeting Tuesday, officials from Tulsa, Okla. and Indianapolis, Ind. talked about the dramatic changes their city made to the provision of water and sewer services.

They presented to a mayoral panel tasked with deciding how best to address the systemic challenges facing Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA): crumbling infrastructure and lead issues among them.

Tuesday’s meeting was the second of three presentations from consultant Infrastructure Management Group, Inc (IMG Inc), hired in April to evaluate PWSA. On Aug. 28, IMG Inc presented three broad options for PWSA: transfer (sell) the water and sewer assets to another entity; lease the assets to another entity, such as another utility or a nonprofit, over a 50-year period; or an internal restructuring of the organization.

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