As the calendar rolled over to a new year and new decade, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) today is unveiling a new logo and new website, following a year-long process.
Following an ambitious schedule, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) today launched a much-improved, user-friendly website, www.alcosan.org. The new site provides customers with much cleaner navigation, online form submissions for a variety of the Authority’s departments, and the ability for ALCOSAN to highlight the important, vital work it does on a daily basis, as well as the progress toward meeting the goals of the Clean Water Plan.
“A new website has been on the wish list for some time,” said ALCOSAN Executive Director Arletta Scott Williams. “As the Authority will be in consistent change for the foreseeable future as we implement the Clean Water Plan, it is critical that we have the communication tools to tell our story.”
Working with its consultant McCormick-Taylor, ALCOSAN embarked on the path toward a new website in December 2018, reviewing content and choosing design components, all while bringing together various Authority departments and divisions to vocalize their “to do list” of items for the new site.
“We knew we needed to move our online presence into a more modern site, and I believe we have accomplished this,” said ALCOSAN Director of Communications Joey Vallarian. “The level of collaboration internally was a driving factor in launching the site on-time. As we started the process last year, it became evident that we would not be doing a revamp of the old site, but a complete rebuild from the ground up.”
The new site provides much improved navigation, more ability to highlight the important daily work ALCOSAN does, and the capability to electronically submit forms and inquiries to the correct department or division. Furthermore, the new site provides greater content control for the Authority’s employees, is mobile optimized and is compliant with current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Also unveiled today is a new ALCOSAN logo, designed in-house by ALCOSAN graphic designer Michael Anthony. The new logo, which keeps the familiar blue and green colors used previously, features a river and the familiar skyline of the city of Pittsburgh.
“I am very excited about the new site and new logo,” said Williams. “My hat is off to everyone who worked so diligently to bring this to fruition.”