Kinkead named to board of ALCOSAN by Pittsburgh City Council

State rep is committed to clean water, environment for region

BRIGHTON HEIGHTS, Oct. 19 – On Tuesday, state Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, was named to the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority board of directors following a unanimous vote by Pittsburgh City Council, after being nominated by Mayor Bill Peduto.

She joins the six current board members in governing the regional sanitary authority, which treats wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial customers in 83 communities in Allegheny County.

“I am honored by the trust that the city and my neighbors have given me in being their voice on the board of this important organization,” Kinkead said. “Our region’s challenges are many, and foremost among them are the responsibility we have to ensure that our environment is clean and healthy today and for the generations ahead. I am committed as always to working with our community partners toward our common goal of a healthier and safer Allegheny County.”

ALCOSAN maintains approximately 90 miles of interceptor sewers that convey wastewater from municipal sewer systems to ALCOSAN’s 59-acre treatment plant on Pittsburgh’s North Side.  The service area extends over 310 square miles and provides wastewater treatment to 83 municipalities, including the city of Pittsburgh.