Sewage Overflow Plan Awaits Approval
23 January 2014
By Melissa Daniels
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has not yet heard from the
Environmental Protection Agency about approval of its wet-weather
plan to prevent sewage overflows into the county's rivers and
The EPA has until Jan. 30 to respond to Alcosan. The sewer
authority submitted its $2 billion plan a year ago.
Alcosan expects to spend $3.6 billion over 20 years to fully
comply with EPA requirements.
Nancy Barylak, Alcosan's spokeswoman, said the authority responded
to requests from the EPA for more information throughout the year.
The EPA last requested additional technical data from Alcosan in
December, Barylak said.
Alcosan expects to hear from the EPA by the deadline or in early
February, Barylak said. Any delay by the EPA will push back the
2026 deadline for Alcosan to complete the work.