Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Port's benefits are widespread

The benefits of Port of Pittsburgh activities are recognized well beyond the cargo interests in southwestern Pennsylvania. In this Harrisburg Patriot News op-ed, Mike Toohey, CEO of Waterway Council Inc. states that our river infrastructure also benefits "stable pools of water behind the dams that offer Pennsylvanians drinking water, irrigation and vast recreation opportunities". They also benefit industrial cooling plants and sewage disposal systems.

Waterways Council is an important partner for the Port of Pittsburgh Commission and the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh. They will host their annual Washington meeting February 14-16 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. General Mike Walsh, Deputy Commanding General for the Corps of Engineers - Civil Works will be the keynote speaker and Rep. Nick Rahall, our neighbor from West Virginia, will be the honoree. Information on the conference can be found at WCI Conference.

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