Alcosan Model

No one likes to think about their sewage treatment plant but when we received a call to build a scale model of one we gave it plenty of thought. The next step was to take a very thorough tour of the plant to gather reference photos and other pertinent information(not to mention an odorous memory that we’ll never forget). We actually ended up building two models. One was 1/8″ = 1′ and was used to travel to schools and public events. The other was 1/4″ = 1′ and is on permanent display at the facility. The plant is called ALCOSAN (Allegheny County Sanitary authority) and is the main treatment facility for the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County.

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