Waste Water

A major issue that affects everyone in the Pittsburgh region is the billions of gallons of sewage that discharge into our waterways each year. Obsolete, poorly maintained and fragmented waste water infrastructure affects public health and public safety. The solutions to the region’s waste water issues were identified in a blue ribbon Sewer Regionalization Review Panel chaired by then Carnegie Mellon University President Jerry Cohon in 2013. The panel found that improved alignment, stronger collaboration and greater integration of waste water systems would result in better service and better water quality.

The Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh is working with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), the City of Pittsburgh, municipal governments and nonprofit organizations to explore strategies to regionalize waste water infrastructure and to coordinate long term, integrated, cost effective, sustainable approaches to wastewater management.

View Sewer Regionalization Review Panel Report

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