Alcosan has been spending a lot of money to upgrade its 59-acre facility that is responsible for treating the wastewater of 83 communities in Allegheny County, including Pittsburgh.
Every time it rains heavily, raw sewage flows into our rivers and streams.
Call it “the big fix.” The federal government has ordered a $3 to $5 billion overhaul of the region’s antiquated sewer and water systems to stop raw sewage from spilling into our rivers and streams.
The New Year is coming in with a big blow to your wallet. The cost of treating sewage at the Allegheny County Sanitary Plant is going up — way up.
At its North Side treatment Plant, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority cleans 250 million gallons of wastewater every.
The ALCOSAN Board of Directors late Thursday approved a four-year plan, which sees its service rates jump nearly 50 percent between Jan. 1 of next year and 2017.
The cost of cleaning our rivers and streams will be astronomical, promising to send your water and sewer bill through the roof over the next decade.
At ALCOSAN and 83 Allegheny County municipalities, they’re under orders to clean them up — a multi-billion dollar fix to the storm sewer system.
If you’ve lived here long enough, chances are you’ve seen just about everything floating down one of the city’s three rivers. Today, it was purple water in the Allegheny River.
Days after flash floods claimed the lives of four people in Highland Park, comes a new threat of heavy rain.
Alcosan sat down with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. They looked at their maps, drawings and charts and determined their systems were what they were supposed to be.