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
Want to know when overflows are affecting our waterways?
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!
July Board Meeting
Alcosan Wastewater Treatment Plant
OpenStreets Pittsburgh – July 28, 2019
07/28/19 9:00 am
Explore the DOWNTOWN, UPTOWN and SOUTHSIDE neighborhoods including the Birmingham Bridge, the 10th St Bridge, and the Armstrong Tunnel ! OpenStreetsPGH is a car-free experience that gives people the opportunity to experience the joy of activities safely. The streets are temporarily restricted to people and four-legged friends for walking , running, biking, skating, dancing and more. Activities planned along the route include fitness workshops, kids activities, community arts, sidewalk sales and special promotions presented by local businesses and organizations.
Visit the ALCOSAN table in downtown Market Square and learn how you can be 3 Rivers Proud. View the neighborhood bike route schedule on the event website.
You Gotta Regatta! August 2 – 4
Are you ready Pittsburgh to Regatta? Music, food, family fun, whatever floats your boat. Whether you want to watch the high-octane powerboat races, catch a show with the high-flying Frisbee dogs, groove to live music or paddle board along the river, there will be activities for all ages. Saturday, ALCOSAN is sponsoring the “Anything that Can Float” race on the Allegheny River Northside. Join the spectators as they cheer their favorite vessel as it moves through the waters to the finish line.
Both profit and non-profit organizations will be on hand throughout the weekend in Point State Park with informational updates and merchandise for sale. Visit the ALCOSAN table and learn how you can become 3 Rivers Proud.