EPA To Announce Approval Of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s Plan To Control Sewage Overflows Sept. 19
On September 12, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Don Hopey reported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce it has approved the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s revised plan to control sewage overflows, including the ability to incorporate cost effective green infrastructure.
A formal announcement of the Plan is expected at a press conference on September 19.
The approval will take the form of a revised consent order and agreement with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Hopey also reported the Allegheny County Health Department is negotiating new, companion consent order agreements with 54 community-owned wastewater systems in the ALCOSAN service area.
9 billion gallons of untreated sewage discharges flow into Allegheny County waterways each year.
This action follows reports 2 weeks ago the City of Harrisburg alone released nearly 1.4 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into the Susquehanna River in 2018.
(Photo: Raw sewage, rainwater overflow in Allegheny County, Allegheny Front.)
[Posted: September 15, 2019]
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