ALCOSAN and You:  Working Together for Clean Water

Water. It’s our most precious natural resource. At ALCOSAN we believe our mission and our purpose is clear. That’s why we’re working hard everyday to provide you, our customer, with cost-effective, environmentally conscious wastewater treatment that protects the public’s health while enhancing usage of our natural resources.

Want to know more?  Click here for a special welcome to the region's premier clean water agency.

ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach Community Partner Resource Fair
ALCOSAN is offering an opportunity for community partners, service providers and educators to visit ALCOSAN, meet staff members and sample the programs and innovative activities offered by the Authority's Scholastic Outreach and Education Department.  Our Community Partner Resource Fair is scheduled for Friday, May 19th, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information or to register for the event, please visit our Resource Fair registration page.

Registration for Clean Water Academy Now Open
ALCOSAN's Clean Water Academy is a free week-long summer day camp for students in grades 9 and 10.  The program exposes students to science, technology, engineering and math content relating to wastewater treatment.  For more information about and to learn how to register, visit our Clean Water Academy page now.

ALCOSAN Holds GROW News Conference
ALCOSAN held a news conference on Wednesday, February 8 to discuss the approval of $9 million in matching grants for 32 municipal projects as part of the GROW program.  
News Conference (Video)
News Release
Project Summary
Project Map

Sylvia C. Wilson Elected ALCOSAN Chair
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority Board of Directors has unanimously elected member Sylvia C. Wilson as chairperson.  The board also elected ALCOSAN board member Gregory Jones to the position of vice chair and re-elected state Rep. Harry Readshaw as secretary and Jack Shea, president of the Allegheny County Labor Council Executive Board, as treasurer. Click HERE For more information.

Clean Water Assistance Fund Now Available to Eligible ALCOSAN Ratepayers
ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund, approved by the Board of Directors in October, now is available for eligible residential customers.  Dozens of social service agencies that work with Dollar Energy throughout the region are now accepting applications.  For program details, including eligibility and application procedures, visit our Clean Water Assistance Fund page.

ALCOSAN Executive Director honored by YWCA
Executive Director Arletta Scott Williams has been awarded the Greater Pittsburgh YWCA’s 2016 Racial Justice Award for business and professional services.  As the first woman and first African-American to lead ALCOSAN, Arletta was among seven recipients honored for commitment to racial equality during the YWCA's signature event. Click here to learn more. 

 Surplus Equipment:  ALCOSAN periodically sells used vehicles and equipment on the website: Items will be listed under “Allegheny County Sanitary Authority”.

2016-2017 Scholastic Outreach Professional Development Workshop Series  
Educators have an opportunity to earn up to 14 ACT 48 credits by participating in ALCOSAN's educator's workshop series.  Registration is now open for all 2016-2017 sessions.  For series information and online registration, visit our Professional Development Series page.

What Can YOU Do about Sewer Overflows?
Looking for information about wet weather issues and the steps you can take to minimize the flow of stormwater into the collection system?  Download our Sewer Overflows: What Can You Do? brochure HERE to learn more.

PUBLIC HEARING:  Developing a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for ALCOSAN Ratepayers  
ALCOSAN hosted a public hearing on November 16, 2015 regarding development of a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for our ratepayers.  To view the hearing in its entirety, visit the ALCOSAN YouTube Channel HERE.

(Video courtesy of WQED.)

Subcommittee Created to Develop Customer Assistance Program
ALCOSAN's Board of Directors has created a subcommittee to work with ALCOSAN staff to develop a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for low income ratepayers.  To learn more, visit the ALCOSAN Media Room.

Community Discussions
ALCOSAN conducted a series of community discussions on January 28-29 to provide an update on the Wet Weather Plan and the status of regulatory negotiations.  You can now watch the January 29th meeting here - recorded in its entirety on the ALCOSAN campus - via ALCOSAN's official YouTube channel.

ALCOSAN Announces Four-Year Rate Structure
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced today that they have created a four year rate structure which will help residents, businesses and the Authority better prepare for the future.   For full information, visit our Understanding Your Bill page. 

ALCOSAN Participates in Major Green Initiative
A joint project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, ALCOSAN, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, and the City of Pittsburgh will result in two pilot projects in the Panther Hollow Watershed designed to manage and minimize runoff naturally through a variety of green infrastructure design components. For complete information, visit our Media Room.

EPA Response to ALCOSAN Extension Request
The Environmental Protection Agency has provided a response to ALCOSAN's proposed Consent Decree schedule change for green infrastructure/flow reduction evaluation.  Related correspondence is available for review here.

ALCOSAN Draft Wet Weather Plan
The ALCOSAN Draft Wet Weather Plan was submitted to the three regulatory agencies on January 29, 2013.   For further details, click here.

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Upcoming Events

ALCOSAN Public Board of Directors Meeting - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Official Press Releases

ALCOSAN Praises Rand Study

A RAND Corporation study released yesterday calls needed attention to the enormous work that lies ahead to ensure the clean waterways that are essential for the health and economic of vitality of the region for generations to come.

PRC Honors ALCOSAN for Environmental Practices

ALCOSAN was among 10 organizations and businesses honored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council on February 23 for their efforts to divert waste during 2016.

Registration for Clean Water Academy Now Open

Registration is now open for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s Clean Water Academy.

Other Press Releases

ALCOSAN in the News

9/18/16 - ALCOSAN shows off with open house  (Post-Gazette)
9/5/16 - Rep. Readshaw receives Municipal Association award  (South Pgh Reporter)
7/1/16 - Get Out:  ALCOSAN's water-quality alert system (Post-Gazette)
6/26/16 - ALCOSAN camp put focus on clean water (Post-Gazette)

For all press releases and news items, please visit the ALCOSAN Media Room
















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