ALCOSAN proudly celebrates 60 years!
Before ALCOSAN’s treatment plant went into operation on April 30, 1959, raw sewage and industrial waste flowed directly into the region’s rivers and streams. Take a look at how the plant was built as we celebrate six decades of continuous operation and plan for the future.
Become 3 Rivers Proud
What are overflows?
During rainstorms and heavy snowmelt, too much water enters the ALCOSAN system, triggering overflows of diluted untreated wastewater into the rivers.
Remove it. Hold it. Move it. Treat it.
Discover the four ways to manage overflows caused by excess rainwater:
How much wastewater does ALCOSAN treat?
Up to 250,000,000 gallons a day. That’s 5,000,000 50-gallon bathtubs!
ALCOSAN Open House – September 21, 2019
09/21/19 9:00 am
Plan to attend the award-winning ALCOSAN Open House. The region’s largest watershed and environmental festival is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy a fun-filled day of hands-on environmental exhibits, and presentations, tours of the wastewater treatment plant and laboratory and educational activities for all ages.
Free parking! Using public transit? A free shuttle will bring visitors from the Port Authority’s North Side T station near PNC Park and the Allegheny T station at Heinz Field. Check back for more information.
Pets are not permitted into the event as this is a working plant. Thanks for understanding.
Breath of Life Stroll – River Avenue – North Shore Trail September 22
09/22/19 10:00 am
Support Cribs for Kids by participating in the Breath of Life Walk to raise of awareness of and eliminate infant sleep-related deaths. Parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends are invited to join the Breath of Life in memory of an infant and celebrate the shared love for life. Create a team for the stroll in loving memory of a child’s life cut too short.
Exhibitors will have games, crafts and activities for children after the stroll. Local mascots will be available for photo ops.