ALCOSAN: Addressing the Environmental Health of Our Region

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.

ALCOSAN's Spring 2015 Educators Workshop  
ALCOSAN and Phipps Conservatory invite educators and service providers that live or work in the ALCOSAN service area to our FREE workshop - Connecting Students to Nature and Conservation through Classroom STEAM Activities - on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Registration is required.  For workshop and registration information, please visit our Spring Workshop page.

2015 Board of Directors Meeting Dates  
The 2015 schedule for meeting dates of ALCOSAN's public Board of Directors meetings are now posted.  To view the schedule, visit our
Board of Directors page.

2014 ALCOSAN Open House
Now that the tents are struck and the displays are packed away, ALCOSAN would like to acknowledge everyone who joined us for our 12th annual Open House event. Your interest and enthusiasm in what we do was, as always, contagious and very much appreciated. On behalf of our partner organizations and of the management and staff at ALCOSAN, we thank you for spending your Saturday with us and hope to see you all again next September

ALCOSAN Creates Communications Division; 
Jeanne Clark Hired as Public Information Officer

ALCOSAN today created an expanded communications division, and hired Jeanne K. Clark as public information officer. The new division will include community, municipal, and customer outreach; public relations and marketing; government relations; scholastic programs; media relations; and social media. For more information, visit our Media Room.

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
Media Room

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

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

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Upcoming Events

ALCOSAN Public Executive Board Meeting - Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Official Press Releases

Project to keep 1.7 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers and streams

Representatives of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC), and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) today joined with U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle; Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin; and Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor to showcase two green rain water management projects in Schenley Park.

ALCOSAN creates Communications Division; Jeanne Clark hired as Public Information Officer

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) today created an expanded and coordinated communications division, and hired Jeanne K. Clark as public information officer. The new division will include community, municipal, and customer outreach; public relations and marketing; government relations; scholastic programs; media relations; and social media.

ALCOSAN Statement on DOJ Response to Wet Weather Plan

A confidential settlement communication received from the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicates a willingness on the part of the government agencies to modify the Consent Decree.

Other Press Releases

ALCOSAN in the News

12/29/13     Cost of Clean Water Act an Unequal Burden (PG)
12/29/13     Cost Sharing Among 4 Towns Eases Water Management (PG)
11/26/13     The Ripple Effects: New Solutions for Water Polution (WESA) 
11/19/13     (Op/Ed)
Gray and Green:  Sewer project should aid environment (PG)

10/30/13     (Op/Ed) Dirty water:  ALCOSAN rate hikes a public health remedy (PG)
10/24/13     ALCOSAN to raise rates, service charge (PG)
9/27/13       Giant rubber ducky quacking tonight in Pittsburgh (PG)
6/10/13       Groups want ALCOSAN to incorporate green infrastructure (Trib)
5/15/13       ALCOSAN sues Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority (Trib)
4/5/13         Parks Conservancy takes aim at Panther Hollow restoration (PG)
3/16/13       Cooperation called key to solving sewer woes (PG)
3/15/13       Panel recommends more consolidation of sewer and wastewater (Trib)
3/15/13       Regional approach needed to correct sewer overflow problems (PG)
2/18/13       ALCOSAN project will leave sewage tunnels flush with cleanness (Trib)
1/31/13       Heinz Endowments gives grant for water control technology (Trib)   
ALCOSAN seeks more time to come up with green proposal (Trib)
1/29/13       ALCOSAN submits massive stormwater plan to EPA (PG)
1/23/13       Williams gives Chamber ALCOSAN project update (New Pgh Courier)
1/2/13         New ponds will challenge golfers at Grand View (Trib)

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










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