“The recently completed Centre and Herron Green Stormwater Infrastructure project is another piece of Pittsburgh’s ongoing effort to control flooding and improve the health of its waterways through better stormwater management. . .
“‘On average we’ll get about 40 inches of rain per year,’ says PWSA Communications Project Manager, Rebecca Zito. ‘That winds up being quite a bit of rain to manage and it’s resulting in basement backups, localized street flooding, overflows into rivers and overburdening the sewer system. Green infrastructure is one of the solutions and ways in which we can better manage it.’
“Several other projects throughout Pittsburgh — in the North Side, Shadyside, South Side, Squirrel Hill and Carrick and Overbrook — are in the design or planning phases.”
FULL STORY published July 9, 2018 via NEXTpittsburgh