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 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.
Spring 2014 Educators Workshop Scheduled:
ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach is hosting its annual Spring Professional Educators Workshop on Saturday, March 8, 2014. For more information and online registration, please visit our Educators Workshop page.
Fall 2013 Public Informational Meetings:
ALCOSAN is hosting a series of public meetings in October to provide an update on the Draft Wet Weather Plan and associated source control study. All meetings are FREE and open to the public, and reservations are not required. For a complete schedule of meeting dates and locations, visit our Calendar page or view this ready-to-print flyer.
The Award-Winning ALCOSAN Open House
Now that we've had a chance to dry out, ALCOSAN would like to thank the more than 1,200 guests who visited the plant for a very wet Open House on Saturday. We truly were amazed by the positive attitude of our visitors who, despite a constant and sometimes driving rain, remained energetic and enthusiastic through the entire event.
We'd also like to thank our partner organizations and volunteers for remaining engaged with our guests and making the event a success in less than ideal weather conditions.
Congratulations to our Comment Card raffle winners:
C. Miller of Bellevue ($50 Lowe's Gift Card)
L. Patross of Shadyside (50 Gal. Rain Barrell)
B. Dixon of Pleasant Hills (Carnegie Science Center Family Package)
K. Short of Squirrel Hill ($50 Home Depot Card)
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.
Educational Grant: ALCOSAN is among 147 schools, universities, non-profit organizations and conservation districts across the state to receive environmental education grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The Authority will receive $6,185 to promote environmental education and stewardship through its Scholastic Outreach programs. The grant program is funded through the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5% of pollution fines and penalties collected by the DEP for educational efforts.
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