The overhaul of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County’s antiquated water and sewer systems is estimated at between $2-$3 billion.
Plenty of people around western Pennsylvania are staring down thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs, all because their downspouts are tied into the wrong system.
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, raw sewage overflows into our rivers and streams – and the federal government is mandating a multi-billion dollar fix to our sewer systems.
Every time it rains heavily, raw sewage flows into our rivers and streams.
People in Donora are cleaning up and airing out their basements after they were flooded with sewage water. It happened late Monday when heavy rain hit the area and a sewage pipe blew out in the Overlook Terrace area.