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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.Register Now
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.
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.
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.