On May 21st Pittsburghers will go to the polls to vote for Mayor in the 2013 Primary Election. We attended forums across the city to ask candidates to weigh in on one of the most critical issues facing our region--the largest public investment our region will see in any of our lifetimes, the project to meet the demands of the EPA consent decree to address the issue of sewage in our rivers. We asked the candidates:
On May 21st Pittsburghers will go to the polls to vote for Mayor in the 2013 Primary Election. We attended forums across the city to ask candidates to weigh in on the critical issues facing our region.
A long line of speakers formed inside the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) boardroom this morning as ratepayers waited their turn to ask the authority’s executive director to find a “greener” solution to the region’s sewage overflow problems. Earlier this year ALCOSAN released a draft
Canvassers from the coalition Pittsburgh United have been knocking on doors in Sharpsburg to alert residents about a multibillion-dollar project by the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority that potentially could double sewage rates for many of its customers.
Alcosan officials are proposing a $4 billion to $6 billion option to keep raw sewage out of the three rivers by sinking mammoth holding tunnels along the rivers from Emsworth to Etna and Braddock that would store sewage overflow during heavy wet weather.