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Solving county sewer problems will require a regional approach, officials say
Pittsburgh City Paper, April 2, 2014

State fund proposed for sewer line repairs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 25, 2014

Green planners to rack brains with South Side in mind
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 27, 2014

Sewer lines need to be repaired in Ross
TribLive, February 26, 2014

Alcosan adding green element to sewer system fix
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 15, 2014

Clean house at Alcosan: Stormwater solutions should be as green as possible
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2014

Alcosan allowed to update sewer improvement plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 7, 2014

Alcosan working to address DEP concerns about 'wet weather' plan
TribLive, February 7, 2014

Steel Valley communities eye green solutions for storm water runoff
TribLive, February 3, 2014

EPA calls Alcosan's $2 billion sewer system proposal deficient
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2014

Alcosan expects approval of sewer plan
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 29, 2014

The cost of Clean Water Act is an unequal burden
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 29, 2013

Big environmental challenges face incoming Peduto administration
Pittsburgh City Paper, December 11, 2013

Students learn lessons in going green
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 26, 2013

Fitzgerald decries sewage overflows in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2013

Wet Weather (feature story)
h Magazine, Fall 2013

Official defends Alcosan financial deal actions
TribLive, September 16, 2013

Alcosan mistakes cost $123K in penalties
TribLive, September 13, 2013

New storm water garden will help reduce runoff, beautify Larimer
Pop City, August 27, 2013

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority project inundates planners
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1, 2013

Aging storm sewers no match against flash flooding; high costs make fixes prohibitive
TribLive, July 25, 2013

Environmentalists push Alcosan for details on eliminating sewage overflows
TribLive, May 29, 2013

Championing Drinking Water Protection for Healthy and Vibrant Region
Press Release from River Alert Information Network, May 16, 2013

Greening a downtown Pittsburgh parking lot
Pop City, May 8, 2013

Ask the Experts: John Schombert
Watershed Science Bulletin, Center for Watershed Excellence, Spring 2013

Region must work together on improving water quality
Pittsburgh Business Times, April 12, 2013

Group can connect Aspinwall with stormwater plans
TribLive, April 10, 2103

McDonald sewer line project begins
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2013

Pine home builder prefers homes without rain gutters
TribLive, March 17, 2013

Green Solutions Offered For Big Sewer Fix
CBS Pittsburgh, March 15, 2103

Waste no time: The region must beat an old environmental hazard
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13, 2013

Allegheny County Developing First Countywide Stormwater Management Plan
North Area Environmental Council News
, January/February 2013

ALCOSAN submits massive stormwater plan to EPA: Authority seeks 'green' research
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 29, 2013

Water-quality project widens
TribLive, December 29, 2012

Visions of Gray and Green: Stormwater Solutions in Western PA
North Area Environmental Council News, November/December 2012

Stormwater and the Evolution of Stormwater Utilities
Breaking Ground Magazine (page 46), September/October 2012

Carnegie officials seek help for flooding problems in town
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 23, 2012

Residents ask for Alcosan to go green on stormwater strategy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 17, 2012

Alcosan prepares to petition EPA for affordable stormwater control
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 16, 2012

Environmental groups, public officials tell Alcosan its plan should go green
Tribune-Review, August 16, 2012

Officials urge Alcosan to use gardens, rain barrels to cut sewer flow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 15, 2012

Carnegie neighbors blame Alcosan project for flooding
Tribune-Review, August 15, 2012

Alcosan project could cause 38-percent increase for sewage bills
Tribune-Review, August 15, 2012

Impending sewage costs mean we'd best go green
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 5, 2012

Rain gardens lessen storms' environmental impact
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 2012

Artists take creative plunge with rain barrels
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 2012

2012 Great Gardens Contest Spring Winner: Rain Garden Category
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 2012

Alcosan could study projects in Philly, Lancaster
Tribune-Review, August 4, 2012

Alcosan wants to renegotiate sewer overflow agreement with EPA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 1, 2012

Alcosan proposal likely not final
Tribune-Review, August 3, 2012

EPA willing to consider renegotiating Alcosan consent decree
Tribune-Review, August 1, 2012

Alcosan says ratepayers cannot afford $3.6 billion plan to repair sewer system
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31, 2012

Alcosan says customers can’t afford $3.6 billion plan
Tribune-Review, July 31, 2012

Alcosan plan to fix overflowing sewer system focuses on 'gray' construction
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 29, 2012

Alcosan's sewer project to cost billions
Tribune-Review, July 29, 2012

Wet Weather
Essential Public Radio 90.5 FM, July 27, 2012

Greenfield rain garden may allay flooding
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 20, 2012

Federal grant to help Pittsburgh curb stormwater runoff
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 19, 2012

Hefty Price Tag Expected For Allegheny Co. Water, Sewer System Overhaul
CBS Pittsburgh, July 19, 2012

Sewage overflow project will be expensive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 18, 2012

$600/Year Sewage Increase for Baldwin Residents?
Baldwin-Whitehall Patch, July 11, 2012

Failure to care for gutters can cause host of problems
Tribune-Review, June 30, 2012

Group to aid city with green building codes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 3, 2012


Stormwater Utilities Might Become More Popular
90.5 essential public radio, December 27, 2011

Former HUD chief Cisneros advises Pittsburgh to think young
Tribune-Review, December 14, 2011

Western Pennsylvania counties struggle with wildcat sewers
Tribune-Review, December 5, 2011

Communities consider 'green' alternatives for runoff control
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 27, 2011

Pittsburgh ranks in top 'green' cities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 21, 2011

Taming the water: Is the answer grey or green?
PublicSource, November 2, 2011

Tapping into sewer can lead to nasty surprises
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 24, 2011

Municipalities struggling to solve problem of sewage overflows
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 04, 2011

Region's rising flood problems require more cooperation, less concrete
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 22, 2011

Flash flood warnings systems measuring water levels are costly
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2011

The Washington Boulevard disaster: now we must act
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2011

New stream is natural fix to flooding woe
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2011

New utility could manage flood area
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 24, 2011

Officials rush to find short- and long-term flood solutions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 23, 2011

Mike Pintek Talks With John Schombert About The Flash Flood
News Radio 1020 KDKA, August 22, 2011

Deadly flooding on Washington Boulevard elevates questions of storm drains
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 22, 2011

Basement flooding problem seems to be worsening in Squirrel Hill 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 19, 2011

Cost of sewer project up to $24 million
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2011