Division:  Governmental Affairs
Director: Jeanne Clark
Departments:  Municipal Relations and Outreach


The Governmental Affairs Division was created in May 2018 to meet a long-time need of the Authority to expand communications and provide dedicated and professional support to ALCOSAN’s partners in government. 

Governmental Affairs staff works with a wide variety of officials. On the federal level, this includes local congressional representatives and senators, the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. On the state and county levels, it includes representatives from the governor’s office, legislature and numerous state departments, the Allegheny County Executive and other appointed and elected countywide officers, and serves as the key contact at ALCOSAN for the 83 customer municipalities. The division also works with foundations, businesses and community groups.

Community Impact

The team regularly meets with customer municipalities to give updates on ALCOSAN’s regionalization process and the Green Revitalization of Our Waterways (GROW) Program. The Municipal Relations and Outreach Department produces a quarterly newsletter for municipalities, arranges for promotional material for ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund for homeowners and provides pet waste stations in municipal parks to reduce contamination of area waterways.

The division is regularly involved with the Allegheny League of Municipalities and its member organizations the Allegheny County Boroughs Association, the Allegheny County Association of Township Officials and the Allegheny County/Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners; Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT); Local Government Academy; Councils of Government and 3Rivers Wet Weather.

Municipal Connections

Municipal Connections is a quarterly publication of the Municipal Relations and Outreach Department, designed to provide information and updates to our customer municipalities. To receive this electronic publication, contact Stephanie Conley.

Municipal Connections
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Recent Accomplishments

  • Worked with the leadership of Pittsburgh District and Pentagon leadership of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for multi-million projects as part of the Clean Water Plan
  • Gained support from the Congressional Delegation for increased funding for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; 
  • Provided information on Clean Water Plan and Modified Consent Decree to elected and appointed officials of ALCOSAN’s 83 Customer Municipalities and Sewer Authorities
  • Worked with leadership in the Pennsylvania State House and Senate to create new funding for clean water projects
  • Provided information and supplies to municipalities on PUP Program and the Clean Water Assistance Fund


Quick Links

About Compliance

ALCOSAN must meet a series of requirements to comply with the Clean Water Act

Explore the Consent Decree
Follow the Flush

See the path wastewater takes to the ALCOSAN treatment facility from any address within the ALCOSAN Service Area

Flush It

From Wastewater to Clean Water

See How it Works