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Scholastic Outreach and Education

Engage – Inspire – Shape Tomorrow

ALCOSAN’s Scholastic Outreach and Education department engages students, teachers and communities through interactive education that will inspire all within ALCOSAN’s 83-municipality service area to shape tomorrow’s environment and create awareness.

Led by our devoted, certified teachers who can educate today's students from PK-12 with STEAM based activities aligned with PA State Standards utilizing an engaging hands-on approach with over 50 free activities to choose from.

ALCOSAN’s Scholastic Outreach Programs

Summer Science Camp
ALCOSAN's annual Summer Science Camp provides students in grades 4 - 8 opportunities to explore environmental science through guided, hands-on activities conducted in various outdoor settings.  For information on our Summer Science camps, click HERE.

Clean Water Academy
Clean water Academy is a weeklong STEM enrichment program for current high school students that exposes students to science, technology, engineering, and math content related to wastewater treatment.  For more information about the Clean Water Academy, click HERE.

Storm Drain Stenciling Program

ALCOSAN’s Storm Drain Stenciling Program is designed to educate people about the potential for storm drain contamination and the pollution of local waterways.  For more information about storm drain stenciling in your community, please contact Erica Lamar Motley at 412-732-8027 or by e-mail at

Watershed Education Program
ALCOSAN’s Watershed Education Program provides students with a basic knowledge of watersheds including watershed biology, function and practices for preserving watershed health.

Pollution Prevention Program
ALCOSAN’s Pollution Prevention Program defines Non-Point Source Pollution (NPS), some of its causes and ways in which to prevent it.

Humans, Water and Waste
ALCOSAN’s Humans, Water and Waste Program examines the many ways in which we use water and our impact of this use on our environment.

ALCOSAN Treatment Plant Tours (By appointment)
ALCOSAN provides FREE tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant between March and October, weather permitting, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Due to possible in-plant restrictions and availability of tour guides, all tours must be arranged in advance. Groups of 10 or more must complete a safety agreement prior to tour confirmation.

For more information about ALCOSAN’s Scholastic Outreach Programs, or to schedule a tour for your group, please contact Erica LaMar Motley at 412-732-8027 or by email at

Sewer Overflow Advisory key: Wet Weather overflows have ceased. Rivers, streams and creeks may still be impaired. For more information:

Customer Care at ALCOSAN, we believe it's our duty and privilege to protect, recover and reuse our most valuable resources for the benefit of our customers.

Consent Decree: To comply with provisions set forth in the Clean Water Act, ALCOSAN must meet a series of requirements for planning, design and construction, operation and permitting. For more information

Watershed Education: Leave small leftovers of paint and solvents to dry rather than pouring them down the drain. Learn more

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