Double the Fun at ALCOSAN's Open House Saturday

Sep 11, 2017, 8:25 AM

September 11, 2017 – Thousands of people attend ALCOSAN’s award-winning Open House each year, and there’s an extra incentive for them to return this year, and to bring newcomers with them.

The Carnegie Science Center, a partner with ALCOSAN in the campaign for a clean environment, is offering a buy-one, get-one deal that will provide one free child’s admission for every adult ticket purchased at the Science Center. The coupons will be included in the material that Open House guests will receive during Saturday’s event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s no need to rush through the Open House to take advantage. The coupons are redeemable at the Science Center through November 1.

During the Open House, visitors can have fun while they learn how ALCOSAN turns household wastewater into clean water that is returned to the Ohio River at the North Side plant’s outfall. They then can follow up with more activities and broader science lessons at the Science Center on another day.

The Open House features activities, exhibits and tours geared to guests of all ages. The entire event is free, with free parking on site and a free shuttle from T stops on the North Shore for those using public transportation. Lunch is included, too. People are encouraged to come and spend the day at the plant at 3300 Preble Avenue on Pittsburgh’s far North Side.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy two fun-filled days, starting with ALCOSAN’s Open House and following up with a Science Center visit.

A 1 p.m., we will present our annual Clean Water Stars awards to Christopher D'addario, owner/operator of Just Ducky Tours; Timothy J. Rogers, secretary/manager of Shaler; Darla Cravotta, manager of special projects in the Office of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Mary Turner, a Larimer activist; and two Avalon Elementary students who produced a video about river life and storm drains.