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Solution to ALCOSAN’s Wet Weather Sewage Overflow Problem Takes a ‘Greener’ Twist

ALCOSAN’s solution to the problem of sewage overflowing into our rivers during a storm was to build a huge multi-billion dollar storage chamber with large concrete tunnels beneath the rivers. Regardless of the carbon foot-print of such a venture, the cost of this project for ALCOSAN’s customers would be exorbitant. The community-based Clean Rivers Campaign was therefore delighted when on February 18 Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich FitzGerald urged the EPA to allow time to study the option of replacing the ‘gray’ solution with a ‘green’ solution, and to expand the capacity of ALCOSAN’S water treatment plant.

Excerpt: Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald call for time to consider ‘green’ solution instead of a ‘gray’ one.

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