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.
If you’re one of the 263,000 customers of Columbia Gas in this region, some bad news: the Public Utility Commission has approved a 16 percent increase in your natural gas bill.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA today by Jake Haulk, Ph.D, President of Allegheny Institute.
Every time you turn on that shower or flush that toilet bowl, the dollars start adding up. By a 5-to-1 vote, the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority raised its water rates by five percent. It’s the third year in a row for a rate hike.
It’s no secret that Pittsburgh’s water lines have seen better days. There are dozens of main line breaks in the antiquated system which waste millions of gallons of water each year.