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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS:  Clean Water Assistance Fund
ALCOSAN is hosting two free public information meetings on January 24 for those seeking information about the fund, its eligibility requirements and the application process.  You are invited to attend either of the following sessions (pre-registration is encouraged but not required):

1:30 p.m.  ALCOSAN O&M Building Auditorium (Pre-register)
3300 Preble Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15233
(Free shuttle service starting at 12:30 p.m. from 
the North Side T Station near PNC Park)

6:30 p.m.  Allegheny County Courthouse
4th Floor Gold Room
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Can't attend either meeting?  Watch the 1:30 p.m. session HERE via live streaming video. (Link to streaming video will be activated just prior to meeting start.)

NEW!  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, January 26, 2017

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Official Press Releases

ALCOSAN Executive Director Honored by YWCA

ALCOSAN Executive Director Arletta Scott Williams was presented with the Greater Pittsburgh YWCA’s 2016 Racial Justice Award for business and professional services.

ALCOSAN Board Approves Customer Assistance Program

The Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority on Thursday, October 27, awarded a contract to Dollar Energy Fund Inc. to administer a customer assistance program that will help low-income families and assure they have adequate wastewater treatment for their homes. ALCOSAN is expecting to launch the program in January.

ALCOSAN's Sewer-Cleaning Truck on Display (5/10/16)

Playing with trucks is always fun, even more so when tiny Tonkas are replaced with full-sized, working vehicles.

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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