A message from Executive Director Arletta Scott Williams

Join ALCOSAN at the Three Rivers Regatta

Warmer temperatures mean it’s time to get outside and enjoy the region’s rivers. Spring and summer always seem to fly by, so it’s not too early to start making plans for the city’s biggest river party, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, which will be held August 3-5. For the second consecutive year, ALCOSAN is … Continued

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Cleaner water for our families

It has been nine months since ALCOSAN kicked off its 3 Rivers Proud campaign to inform the public about our important work of recycling wastewater into clean water and our role in the region’s economy and environmental health. That effort included a series of billboards, print, online and radio advertising and placards on public transit … Continued

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Upcoming public meeting

In an October blog item, I talked about the significant work that has been going on “Behind the fence” at ALCOSAN. To increase the capacity of our wastewater treatment plant, we already have upgraded the main pumping station and built a new vehicle maintenance facility to make room for expansion in the middle of ALCOSAN’s … Continued

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It’s been a busy 2017

As the leader of an organization with more than 400 employees, I cannot show any favoritism among my staff members. But that rule only applies to the humans. I do have a favorite fish, Frankie the Fish. He became ALCOSAN’s mascot in 1995, three years before I became executive director. Like all of my other … Continued

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PUPS for Clean Water

PUPS for Clean Water is a program of ALCOSAN’s Communications Division. What do our pets have to do with ALCOSAN and its job of treating as much as 250 million gallons of wastewater every day and returning that clean water to the Ohio River? It turns out, there are a lot of people out there … Continued

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Funding the Clean Water Plan

One of the most difficult problems ALCOSAN faces is how to fund the Clean Water Plan. Despite the requirements in federal and state laws to undertake the plan on behalf of our customers in 83 municipalities, there is little funding coming from governmental entities. That means that the plan must be paid for by the … Continued

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GROW-ing our Region

ALCOSAN is committed to helping the region GROW. When I say “grow” at ALCOSAN, I’m not just referring to the economic growth and the growth of recreational opportunities that are dependent on the clean water produced at the wastewater treatment plant. I’m talking about GROW, the Green Revitalization of Waterways program. ALCOSAN’s Board of Directors … Continued

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Behind the fence at ALCOSAN

Other than the individuals who visit ALCOSAN during our annual Open House or on group tours, the vast majority of the residents of the service area never set foot inside our wastewater treatment plant. That’s why I’d like to describe some of the work that has been going on behind our fence, work that will … Continued

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Thanks for visiting ALCOSAN

ALCOSAN’s 15th annual Open House was a huge success, and I must admit that this no longer surprises me. Each year, hundreds of my employees volunteer to staff the event. They’re joined by other volunteers from many of the organizations and businesses that work with us all year. Together, this meant nearly 500 people were … Continued

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Join me at our Open House

Crystal is the symbol of a 15th anniversary, and it is fitting that ALCOSAN is holding its 15th annual Open House as we embark on a vigorous project to make our rivers crystal clear for generations to come. I am looking forward to welcoming guests to ALCOSAN on Saturday, September 16, for a day of … Continued

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