November ALCOSAN wet weather meetings


This just came into the PHCA inbox and Staffski wanted to share it with all of you. The meeting that will take place closest to Polish Hill is the one at the Union Project on November 12 at 7PM. The Union Project is located at 801 N. Negley Avenue. Following is a description of issues that will be addressed at this meeting —

The meetings are to inform residents and businesses in the ALCOSAN service area about the planning process underway to address sewage overflows with implementation of a Regional Long-Term Wet Weather Control Plan.

When it rains or when snow melts, storm water can overload the sewer system resulting in sewage overflows into area creeks, streams and rivers. This flow also carries pollutants from untreated sewage as well as grit and debris found littered along roadways. The EPA issued Consent Decree to ALCOSAN addresses maximizing flow to the treatment plant and providing a greater level of treatment The 83 municipalities within the ALCOSAN service area are currently under EPA mandates to repair broken sewer lines, reduce inflow and infiltration, reduce the frequency and amount of combined sewer overflows, and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.

The meetings will provide information and provide guidance for working with ALCOSAN and local municipalities to plan and implement a wide variety of solutions. All meetings will be conducted in an open house format, with doors opening at 7:00 PM and a brief presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served and children’s activities will be provided.

For more information about ALCOSAN’s wet weather plan, please visit For questions about the meetings, please call Karen Brean at 412.977.0271.