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.
Is Marcellus Shale wastewater still finding its way into our rivers and streams? The state has asked water treatment plants to stop taking the wastewater, but environmental groups went to court Tuesday to make sure.