Allegheny River, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream

Our rivers provide 90% of our drinking water, but almost every time it rains in Allegheny County, our sewer system can’t handle it. That means sewage overflows into our rivers, our streams, and often into our basements. To solve this problem, we can do it the “gray” way and spend nearly 10 billion dollars of local ratepayer money. Or, we can do it the “green” way — with solutions like rain barrels, green roofs, rain gardens, porous pavement, and more trees — and improve our environment while saving billions of our own dollars.

This Thursday, you can help put a stop to this problem by learning how to take steps in your own home and community by coming out to the kickoff event for the Clean Rivers Campaign. The goal is to provide the most benefits to our neighborhoods and our region, with an affordable solution that creates permanent green jobs. Partners in this campaign include Action United, Allegheny Group/Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, PINN, and Pittsburgh United. The kickoff event will include guest speakers, snacks, and celebration!

Clean Rivers Campaign Kickoff Event
When:
Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 95. 300 Saline St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207 (map)
RSVP: http://action.sierraclub.org/CRCKickOff
Questions? Contact Rachel Martin, rachel.martin@sierraclub.org.
Event Poster: Here 

Allegheny River, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream