A team of volunteers from McCormick Taylor’s Pittsburgh office came together for the 2016 Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Open House, the largest watershed and environmental festival in the Pittsburgh region. Lugene Keys, Joy Ruff, Ken Rich, Jennifer Threats, John Petulla, John Sada, and Betsy Zang were on hand to assist with educational exhibits at the September event, which drew a crowd of more than 2,000. The public awareness day aims to educate visitors on the service and value that the agency provides.


This year’s Open House featured more than 40 exhibitors and included tours of the ALCOSAN plant. Popular attractions included a 2,200 gallon traveling freshwater aquarium showcasing more than 20 species collected from the Ohio River, and Science Rocks – a high energy, educational science show with hands-on activities.


ALCOSAN collects wastewater from 83 customer municipalities, including the city of Pittsburgh. Its 59-acre plant is one of the largest wastewater treatment facilities in the Ohio River Valley, processing up to 250 million gallons of wastewater daily.