Pittsburgh’s Lake Water Testing Program

Jan 18

Pittsburgh’s Lake Water Testing Program

Testing the pond and lake water in Pittsburgh is an important step for assessing the city’s water quality and help prevent problems, proactively. For ponds or lakes with an existing quality program, testing is an essential tool for diagnosing the cause of the problem and determining suitable treatment options. The city offers test packages to determine the levels...

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Pittsburgh’s High Tech Metering Upgrade

Nov 05

Pittsburgh’s High Tech Metering Upgrade

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is now providing state of the art Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology throughout the City of Pittsburgh. The innovative AMI system will greatly enhance monthly automated meter reads with a wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, increased billing...

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Alcosan’s Water Advisory System

Oct 06

Alcosan’s Water Advisory System

The Alleghany County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) was created in 1946 under the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act and began treating wastewater in 1959. Secondary (biological) treatment processes were added in 1972. The Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors – three appointed by the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, three appointed by the...

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Sewer Project Approved for St. Clair Township

Sep 25

Sewer Project Approved for St. Clair Township

The residents of Butler County are looking forward to a new sewer design.  The City has just approved a $2.8 million for funding of a sewer rehabilitation project that began over two years ago.  This initiative is geared towards an approximate 228 residences that are positioned to receive the benefits of this sanitary sewer system.  The funding and grants are...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems...

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