Agency Resource and Contact Information

Most proposed developments within the PWSA service area will require approvals from one or more additional agencies. The information below is current to the best of our knowledge. Questions about application and submission requirements should be directed to the agency contact.


Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD)

ACHD administers the Plumbing Code in Allegheny County. PWSA and ACHD work together to approve tap-in plans. Depending on project scope, PWSA may require an ACHD permit prior to tap-in permit issuance. 


Ivo Miller, Program Manager

Plumbing Section, Building #5, 

3901 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15224

T: 412-578-8393

F: 412-578-8053


ACHD Website

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD)

 Developments that impact high quality or exceptional value streams as defined by regulations promulgated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) will be required to obtain a permit from ACCD.


River Walk Corporate Centre

33 Terminal Way, Suite 325B

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-241-7645

F: 412-242-6165


ACCD Website

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)

ALCOSAN is the agency that provides wastewater treatment in Allegheny County. All wastewater conveyed by PWSA flows to the ALCOSAN treatment plant. The DEP Sewage Facilities Planning Module requires review and signature from ALCOSAN. Any deduct meters must also obtain approval from ALCOSAN.


Michael Lichte, P.E., Manager of Planning

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority 

3300 Preble Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15233-1092

T: 412-732-8004


City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning (DCP)

DCP reviews stormwater and zoning requirements for any development within the City of Pittsburgh.


Stormwater Management Plan Reviews

Martina Battistone, Senior Environmental Planner

200 Ross St, 4th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-255-2516



Zoning Approvals

Corey Layman, Zoning Administrator

200 Ross Street, 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-255-2470


DCP Website

City of Pittsburgh Law Department

The City of Pittsburgh Law Department approval is required on all DEP Sewage Facilities Planning Modules. They also create the resolution to obtain City Council approval.

Benjamin I. Smith, Assistant City Solicitor
414 Grant Street
313 City-County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-255-2014


City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI)

Any developments that require a street vacation, traffic obstruction, or street opening must obtain a permit through DOMI.


Kim Lucas, Acting Director

414 Grant St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-255-2488

DOMI Website

City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI)

 All building permits are issued through PLI including fire protection service and land operations.


Sarah Kinter, Director

200 Ross Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-255-2175


PLI Website

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

The DEP must approve all sewage facilities planning modules.


Thomas E. Flanagan, Sewage Planning Specialist Supervisor

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

400 Waterfront Drive

Pittsburgh, PA  15222

T: 412-442-4047

F: 412-442-5885

DEP Website

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

PennDOT requires a Highway Occupancy Permit for any work that occurs within their right-of-way. 

Bureau of Maintenance and Operations

400 North Street

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Allegheny County District 11-0 Direct Contact

Michael Simmons T:412-429-4879 E:

Ethan Taylor T: 412-429-4982

HOP Website

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Pittsburgh District (ASOCE)

The ASOCE reviews any projects located near rivers, streams, or waterways.


2200 William S. Moorhead Federal Building

1000 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15222-4186

T: 412-395-7100


ASOCE Website