ALCOSAN submits Wet Weather Plan to the EPA

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) sent it’s more than $2 billion Wet Weather Plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As you can see in their press release, they asked for an 18-month extension to explore adding or substituting green infrastructure components to the plan.

Hazel Jones-Hamilton, Vice President of Hazelwood Chapter of ACTION United, speaks at a rally before the first ALCOSAN public comment meeting in August 2012.

Hazel Jones-Hamilton, Vice President of the Hazelwood Chapter of ACTION United, speaks at a rally before the first ALCOSAN public comment meeting in August 2012.

This request for more time to explore green solutions is likely thanks in no small part to the work of hundreds of citizens, public officials, and organizations that make up the Clean Rivers Campaign (CRC). During the public comment period, the CRC urged ALCOSAN to work with the EPA to create a new timeline that would encourage green methods and create a more affordable approach and sustainable future for our region.

The CRC will continue to fight to prioritize green solutions that will bring the most benefits to our community- for more information, please read our press release and visit our Upcoming Events page.

You can also read more in this Post-Gazette article by Don Hopey: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/alcocan-submits-massive-stormwater-plan-to-epa-672507/#ixzz2JTZ1ZU3q