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.

Clean Water Minute:  ALCOSAN is taking our clean water message to the airwaves.  Tune in to KDKA 1020AM during the morning drive to hear the Clean Water Minute, a series of informational spots highlighting ALCOSAN's history, service and programs.  No radio?  Listen to our premier Clean Water Minute spots here:

Where Does it Go?
ALCOSAN's Scholastic Programs
River Recreation
Clean Water, Clean Rivers

Surplus Equipment:  ALCOSAN is selling surplus equipment on the website Equipment is posted as it becomes available and is listed under “Allegheny County Sanitary Authority." 

ALCOSAN Scholastic Outreach Summer Programs 2016
Registration is now open for our Summer Science Camps (Grades 4-8) and our NEW Clean Water Academy program (Grades 9-10).   For more information about our exciting summer schedule or to learn how to register, please click on the appropriate link below:
          Summer Science Camps
          Clean Water Academy

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.

2015-2016 Scholastic Outreach Professional Development Workshop Series  
Educators have an opportunity to earn up to 13 ACT 48 credits by participating in ALCOSAN's STEM Workshop series.  Registration is now open for our final workshop, "Sustainability Education" scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016.   For series information and online registration, visit our Professional Development Series page.

(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 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 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, May 19, 2016

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Official Press Releases

ALCOSAN Public Hearing to Discuss CAP Program (11/5/15)

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will hold a public meeting on Monday, November 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse to hear citizens’ views and ideas on a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for low income ratepayers in the ALCOSAN service territory.

Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland Challenge Decided (9/22/15)

ALCOSAN and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District – based in Cleveland – today received the results of the challenge to have the most guests at the respective open houses last Saturday.

ALCOSAN Announces Open House Exhibitors (9/11/15)

More than 40 exhibitors will be on hand at ALCOSAN’s Open House on September 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual event, which attracts thousands rain or shine, is the region’s largest watershed and environmental festival, and is free to all.

Other Press Releases

ALCOSAN in the News

12/31/15     Repairs sought to stop groundwater that cost ALCOSAN (Trib)
12/11/15     Penn Hills officials skeptical of ALCOSAN regionalization effort (Trib)
11/26/15     OpEd: Get it done:  ALCOSAN must finish its sewer upgrades on time (PG)
11/22/15     An ALCOSAN plant to treat sewage overflows (PG)
11/21/15     ALCOSAN's Wet Weather Plan draws criticism (Trib)
11/19/15     ALCOSAN plans miles of tunnels to transport wastewater (PG)
10/05/15     Lawmaker Doyle seeks EPA leniency for ALCOSAN plan (Trib)
09/27/15     OpEd: The public's stake: ALCOSAN should have put work out for bids (PG)
09/20/15     At ALCOSAN, this day is for fun as well as clean water (PG)
09/20/15     ALCOSAN contractor secured non-competitive bids (PG)
09/19/15     ALCOSAN scolded for $1.6M 'feel good' outreach (Trib)
09/03/15     ALCOSAN rents plane in attempt to win contest with Cleveland (Trib)
08/04/15     ALCOSAN faces over $2.6M in bond costs, could save $30M (Trib)
06/28/15     Human-waste fertilizer aids farmers, worries some Ohio residents (Trib)
07/22/15     ALCOSAN bond issue expected to save $27 million (Trib)
03/30/15     DEP gives ALCOSAN customer municipalities more time (PG)
03/30/15     DEP grants 18-month extension on stormwater control effort (Trib)
02/01/15     OpEd: Green vs. grey solutions at ALCOSAN making no one happy (PG)
01/29/15     ALCOSAN, EPA nearing agreement on sewer plan (Pgh Business Times)

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
















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