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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: PWSA’s Water Treatment Facility

May 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Join GBA for a tour of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority’s water treatment facility.

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EXPERIENCE

Ever wonder what it takes to transport water from Pittsburgh’s rivers and into your kitchen sink? Curious about how much energy is required to distribute and treat Pittsburgh’s water supply? Find out on a tour of PWSA’s water treatment facility along the Allegheny River. You’ll get to see PWSA’s historic building exterior full of modern filtration equipment and testing facilities, its unique mosaic map of Pittsburgh, and an on-site demonstration rain garden. Gina Cyprych, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, and James J. Stitt, Manager of Sustainability, will lead our tour, and GBA will provide the bagels and coffee.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Understand Pittsburgh’s demand for water and PWSA’s distribution plan.

2. Discuss the process of treating water from the Allegheny River into potable water and historical developments in water treatment.

3. Explore PWSA’s water testing requirements and common pollutants found in local water sources before treatment.

4. Summarize the need for stormwater management in Pittsburgh and the benefits of green infrastructure, including rain gardens.

 

GBCI CMP AIA logo This event is approved for 1.5 GBCI CEUs and 1.5 AIA HSW credits.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits.  Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events).  Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.

Details

Date:
May 5, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Organizer

Janel Everly
Phone:
412-773-6008
Email:
JanelE@gbapgh.org

Venue

PWSA Water Treatment Facility
900 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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Website:
http://www.pgh2o.com/