ALCOSAN: Addressing the Environmental Health of Our Region

Water. It’s our most precious natural resource. At ALCOSAN we believe our mission and our purpose is clear. That’s why we’re working hard everyday to provide you, our customer, with cost-effective, environmentally conscious wastewater treatment that protects the public’s health while enhancing usage of our natural resources.

NOTICE:  There is no ALCOSAN Board of Directors meeting in the month of August.  Regularly scheduled monthly meetings will resume Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge
ALCOSAN is proud to be among the top performers in the 2013-2014 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge! Watch Director of Operations and Maintenance Doug Jackson discuss ALCOSAN's participation on WPXI's "Talking Pittsburgh" here.

ALCOSAN Releases Statement on DOJ Response to WWP
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) has released a statement regarding the Department of Justice's response to the ALCOSAN Wet Weather Plan.  The statement may be viewed here.  A joint statement from U.S. Representatives Mike Doyle, Tim Murphy and Keith Rothfus regarding the DOJ response is also available here.

Zero Waste Pittsburgh Platinum Certification:  
ALCOSAN is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year (2011, 2012 and 2013), the ALCOSAN Open House event has earned Platinum Event Certification through Zero Waste Pittsburgh's ZIP program.  Open House remains the first and only event to achieve Platinum certification through the ZIP program, developed by Zero Waste to encourage organizations to better manage their waste stream and reduce the environmental impact of waste dumping at landfills.  
To learn more about the ZIP program and ALCOSAN's success, please visit Zero Waste Pittsburgh.

ALCOSAN Announces Four-Year Rate Structure:
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced today that they have created a four year rate structure which will help residents, businesses and the Authority better prepare for the future.   For full information, visit our Media Room

ALCOSAN Participates in Major Green Initiative:
A joint project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, ALCOSAN, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, and the City of Pittsburgh will result in two pilot projects in the Panther Hollow Watershed designed to manage and minimize runoff naturally through a variety of green infrastructure design components. For complete information, visit our Media Room.

EPA Response to ALCOSAN Extension Request:
The Environmental Protection Agency has provided a response to ALCOSAN's proposed Consent Decree schedule change for green infrastructure/flow reduction evaluation.  Related correspondence is available for review here

ALCOSAN Draft Wet Weather Plan:  
The ALCOSAN Draft Wet Weather Plan was submitted to the three regulatory agencies on January 29, 2013.   For further details, click

Educational Grant:  
ALCOSAN is among 147 schools, universities, non-profit organizations and conservation districts across the state to receive environmental education grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  The Authority will receive $6,185 to promote environmental education and stewardship through its Scholastic Outreach programs.  The grant program is funded through the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5% of pollution fines and penalties collected by the DEP for educational efforts.

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Official Press Releases

ALCOSAN Statement on DOJ Response to Wet Weather Plan

A confidential settlement communication received from the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicates a willingness on the part of the government agencies to modify the Consent Decree.

ALCOSAN in the News

12/29/13     Cost of Clean Water Act an Unequal Burden (PG)
12/29/13     Cost Sharing Among 4 Towns Eases Water Management (PG)
11/26/13     The Ripple Effects: New Solutions for Water Polution (WESA) 
11/19/13     (Op/Ed)
Gray and Green:  Sewer project should aid environment (PG)

10/30/13     (Op/Ed) Dirty water:  ALCOSAN rate hikes a public health remedy (PG)
10/24/13     ALCOSAN to raise rates, service charge (PG)
9/27/13       Giant rubber ducky quacking tonight in Pittsburgh (PG)
6/10/13       Groups want ALCOSAN to incorporate green infrastructure (Trib)
5/15/13       ALCOSAN sues Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority (Trib)
4/5/13         Parks Conservancy takes aim at Panther Hollow restoration (PG)
3/16/13       Cooperation called key to solving sewer woes (PG)
3/15/13       Panel recommends more consolidation of sewer and wastewater (Trib)
3/15/13       Regional approach needed to correct sewer overflow problems (PG)
2/18/13       ALCOSAN project will leave sewage tunnels flush with cleanness (Trib)
1/31/13       Heinz Endowments gives grant for water control technology (Trib)   
ALCOSAN seeks more time to come up with green proposal (Trib)
1/29/13       ALCOSAN submits massive stormwater plan to EPA (PG)
1/23/13       Williams gives Chamber ALCOSAN project update (New Pgh Courier)
1/2/13         New ponds will challenge golfers at Grand View (Trib)

For all press releases and news items, please visit the ALCOSAN Media Room










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