Note to Reader:
On December 2, 2016, the City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released their “City-Wide Green First Plan” for public comment.
Green and Clean Plan
Following years of research and planning, Mayor Peduto and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have released a complete Clean and Green plan for Pittsburgh.
Integration with Urban Planning
“The plan outlines how Pittsburgh intends to use innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Implementing the plan will mitigate local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms,” stated Mayor Bill Peduto.
“The plan presents an adaptable solution that will address the root cause of our region’s stormwater challenges by investing in integrated stormwater management infrastructure.”
“This approach is designed to guide the integration of stormwater management with the City’s capital improvement projects and urban planning process
“The draft Green First Plan provides evidence that green infrastructure solutions can provide water quality benefits comparable to more disruptive and costly gray construction projects,” concluded Mayor Peduto.
An Integrated Solution
“The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) is thrilled to release this extensive assessment for comment by our municipal and regional stakeholders, as well as the general public,” said PWSA Interim Executive Director Bernard Lindstrom.
“The City and the region have the opportunity to manage stormwater by implementing a variety of engineering practices enhancing the quality of life in Pittsburgh. We anticipate the draft plan will be incorporated as an integrated solution to the water quality challenges facing the region.”
To Learn More:
Download a copy of Green First City-Wide Stormwater Assessment, a PowerPoint presentation to Council by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in September 2016.
Download a copy of the Mayor’s Press Release, December 2016.
Download a copy of The Green First Plan – A City-Wide Green Infrastructure Assessment, December 2016 DRAFT (82 MB)