Maytide Street Stormwater Improvement Project

Maytide Street Stormwater Improvement Project Area Map

April 9th Community Meeting

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Please join us for an update about the project and its schedule. 

About the Project

The project area, located in the Carrick and Overbrook neighborhoods, has a history of flooding and erosion along the Sanderson Street Steps between Maytide Street and Merritt Avenue. Aging infrastructure, steep hillside slopes, and the condition of the roads all contribute to the flooding experienced over the years. The Maytide Street Stormwater Improvement Project will address long-term sewer infrastructure needs. This includes repair and replacement of the existing PWSA sanitary and stormwater sewers and surface restoration of the Sanderson Street right-of-way between Merritt and Maytide Streets. 

The project will:

  • Stabilize the hillside in the public right-of-way
  • Repair and replace sewer infrastructure
  • Incorporate green stormwater infrastructure solutions into project area to improve water quality

Project Area

PWSA will make the sanitary and stormwater improvements along the Sanderson Street Steps between Maytide Street and Merritt Avenue, at the intersection of Merritt and Sanderson, and between the 300 and 400 block of Maytide Street. It also includes improvements to the utility easements between Maytide and Merritt. After receiving input from the community and conducting field investigations, the project area was expanded from Sanderson Avenue east along Merritt Avenue. 

Project Timeline

  • 2019: Complete Design 

  • 2020: Construction Begins

Project Contacts

Ryan Quinn, Design Project Manager: 
Rebecca Zito, Communications Project Manager: 

Project Outreach 

Project Information Sheet

July 12 Community Meeting

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes