Groups want Alcosan to incorporate green infrastructure in its sewage overflow plan

Released Date: 
10 Jun 2013
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority on Monday turned down a request from a coalition of environmental groups for information about incorporating green infrastructure into a federally mandated plan for eliminating sewage overflows during heavy rains. The Clean Rivers Campaign, a coalition of groups advocating for green infrastructure, plans to appeal the decision to the state, under the Right-to-Know Law. Alcosan, which must comply with a federal court order to eliminate sewage overflows into creeks and rivers, asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency for an 18-month extension in January so it can consider green options for its $2 billion plan. Nancy Barylak, an Alcosan spokeswoman, says the authority will share the scope of its work with Clean Rivers when it's finished. Read more: Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook