PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new map lets you track your flush to the ALCOSAN treatment plant on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
You can now follow your flush when you enter your address, a restaurant’s or someone else’s into the map.
You can see where everything goes after you flush and see how long it takes to get there.
For example, if you flush a toilet at Heinz Field, it travels about 26,400 feet, or 5 miles, through the sewers before reaching ALCOSAN’s treatment facility. It could take anywhere between four to seven hours to get there.
In 2019, ALCOSAN paid a total of $800,000 on marketing and advertising.
They are planning to increase rates to fund a $2 billion clean water plan. The purpose is to reduce the amount of sewage that overflows into the rivers.