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.