Regionalization is an important component of the Clean Water Plan and will more than double ALCOSAN’s sewer system ownership and maintenance responsibilities in the region.
Regionalization involves the voluntary transfer of some of the largest municipal sewers and sewer facilities in the service area over to ALCOSAN. This reduces the financial burden on municipalities and allows ALCOSAN to more directly manage and reduce excess flows into the system. This will be accomplished by the authority assuming ownership and maintenance of at least 200 miles of large, multi-municipal trunk sewers and associated facilities. In comparison, the current ALCOSAN system encompasses 90 miles.
Regionalization provides the following benefits to the region:
ALCOSAN is making a good faith effort to assume ownership of existing
multi-municipal trunk sewers and related facilities. ALCOSAN has conducted closed-circuit television inspections of these sewers, determined what repairs and improvements are necessary, and is now in the process of working with the municipalities to transfer
ownership and make the necessary repairs. Transfers are anticipated to be complete by the end of January 2020.