The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund. Click here to view: ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund 2021
For 2021, the basic monthly service charge will continue to be $12.00. The MATSF service charge is billed to all
customers regardless of water use and is primarily utilized for fixed costs such as debt service (repayment of
loans), insurance, billing and similar costs. Commencing with your next (February) bill, the consumption charge
will increase from $12.15/thousand gallons to $12.85/thousand gallons. This is directly a result of ALCOSAN’s
2021 rate increase as discussed in detail in the MATSF 2021 budget.
See the following links:
The MATSF 2020 Annual Report and Budget for 2021 can be viewed here: MATSF 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Budget.
In 2017, MATSF expended $147,262 for rehabilitation work on various sewers segments of the Millers Run Trunk Sewer between the Allegheny/Washington County line and the South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department. The key aspects of the work included pipe lining and joint grouting to reduce groundwater leaking into the sanitary sewer and to address locations where roots had intruded into various pipe joints. A grant application was filed with ALCOSAN as part of the first round of their “GROW” grant program (Green Revitalization of Our Waterways Program). While ALCOSAN rejected the grant request during that round, they invited MATSF to re-apply in 2019. Subsequently, ALCOSAN announced a grant offer in the amount of $35,800, or 24% of the project costs. The GROW grant agreement was recently executed by both MATSF and ALCOSAN, and upon completion of a final report, the funds are anticipated to be received during the first quarter of 2020.
A public informational flyer on what Infiltration and Inflow means and how it can be costly to communities:2015_infiltration_inflow_can_be_costly(1)
The ACO (Administrative Consent Order) process culminated in the preparation of a feasibility study by each community tributary to ALCOSAN. The feasibility studies are intended to provide specific actions that each tributary municipality or Authority envisions implementing between now and 2026 to curtail sewer system overflows. That report can be viewed by clicking here: CC_feasibility201307