Jan 28, 2020, 8:20 AM
Congratulations Michael Lechte, P.E., Civil Engineer of the Year for ASCE's Pittsburgh Region

Michael Lichte named Civil Engineer of the Year; GROW project in Green Tree Borough lauded as Award of Merit winner

January 27, 2020 – The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) is proud to announce two awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Section. Michael Lichte, PE, ALCOSAN’s Manager of Planning in the Regional Conveyance Department has been named Civil Engineer of the Year, while one of the Authority’s Green Revitalization of Our Waterways (GROW) projects is being recognized as Award of Merit winner.

Lichte, who has been employed at ALCOSAN since 2008, manages the on-going planning activities surrounding components of the Authority’s Clean Water Plan, as well as planning for the ACT 537 program and several interceptor repair and rehabilitation projects. He has over 25 years of experience in water and wastewater projects.  Lichte is a 1986 graduate of Allegheny College, and received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992.

“Mike is most deserving of this award,” said ALCOSAN Executive Director Arletta Scott Williams. “His work in planning for our Clean Water Plan activities is invaluable as we continue forward with cleaning up our rivers. Mike is a consummate professional and we are lucky to have him as a member of the ALCOSAN family.”

ALCOSAN – along with partners Green Tree Borough and PennDOT – will receive an Award of Merit for the Poplar Street storm sewer installation project.  This GROW-funded project contributed to the removal of 50 million gallons of stormwater from the ALCOSAN treatment system, which is vital to ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Plan and helps reduce the overall volume of overflows into our regional waterways, while also helping to reduce sewer backups in the neighborhood.

“The Green Tree project is a shining example of how inter-agency cooperation can significantly reduce costs for stormwater projects,” said Williams. “We look forward to completing similar projects with our municipal partners.”