The City-Wide Green First Plan is the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)’s plan to manage issues related to storm-water flow. The Allegheny County region experiences degraded water quality from frequent combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflows into our rivers, due to excessive storm-water overloading our already stressed sewer system.
The Green First plan presents an adaptable solution that will address the root cause of our region’s storm-water challenges by investing in integrated storm-water management infrastructure. Green infrastructure practices like rain gardens, tree plantings, water detention basins, stream restorations, and porous pavement mimic natural processes to slow and capture rainwater. This approach reduces the frequency and volume of combined sewer overflows and reduces the likelihood of neighborhood flooding and backups. In addition, green infrastructure provides additional environmental, economic and social benefits that would not be provided with traditional sewer engineering projects.
Join GBA and James J. Stitt, Manager of Sustainability for PWSA, to gain insight into how this plan will be implemented in Pittsburgh and how it will change the storm-water management strategies used by the city. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.
*The City-Wide Green First Plan is a draft document, and PWSA encourages input from the public. Click here to see the City-Wide Green First Plan and to submit comments.*
8:30 – 10:00 : Presentation of the Plan, followed by a Q&A session
This event is approved for 1.5 GBCI CEUs and for 1.5 AIA HSW hours.
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.