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Alcosan to hold public meetings on plans to reduce sewage flow into rivers during storms

Aaron Aupperlee
| Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will host three community meetings this week to share what the wastewater treatment facility does and its plans to reduce the amount of sewage flowing into rivers during storms.

The meetings will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Hot Metal Street and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Alcosan's main campus on Preble Avenue.

Alcosan, which treats wastewater for most of Allegheny County's communities, plans to spend $2 billion to meet federal demands the authority reduce the amount of sewage that flows into rivers during heavy storms. The authority raised rates by 17 percent last year and will increase rates by 11 percent this and the next two years to help pay for the project.

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