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!
Castle Shannon Community Day – 100 Year Anniversary Celebration in Hamilton Park
05/26/19 2:00 pm
Help celebrate Castle Shannon’s 100 year anniversary during their community day. A fun-filled day with live music, inflatables, magicians, refreshments, vendors, food, drinks and funnel cakes along with face painting and children’s games. There is something for everyone. Visit the ALCOSAN table and learn how you can be 3Rivers Proud. Fireworks start at dusk.
Geared Up & Grounded – Bike Tour and Block Party June 1
06/01/19 10:00 am
Get ready for summer with one of Grounded’s best events of the year. This year’s Bike Tour and Block Party will feature Pittsburgh’s East Side neighborhood. Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club will guide the bikers through the tour of neighborhoods where vacant lots have been restored to an active green space for everyone to enjoy. After, celebrate the transformation with live music, games, face painting, refreshments, food vendors and lots of fun. Local non-profits, including ALCOSAN, will be on hand with information. Block party fun starts at 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
Carnegie’s Fifth Annual Dogapalooza
06/02/19 10:00 am
Attend the Fifth Annual Dogapalooza that celebrates and entertains our four-legged furry friends in Carnegie’s dog park on Forsythe Road. The highlight of the day will be the dog parade and costume judging contest. Prize treats will be given to all participants. Local vendors will be on hand to offer owners products to further spoil their pets and provide information on how to protect them. Something for everyone! Pooches can get nails trimmed and owners can update dog licenses and gather health information. Also, the humans accompanying their friends can sample a snack from one of the several food trucks. ALCOSAN will provide information on how the PUPS program helps stop pollution from entering our local rivers and streams.