The stormwater strategic planning process PWSA has embarked on is necessary to develop a long-term stormwater management strategy that will serve as Pittsburgh’s blueprint to address local stormwater challenges, capacity issues within the sewer system, and combined sewer overflows and sanitary sewer overflows to improve water quality.
The stormwater strategic plan builds off past planning efforts, uses climate change data, community input, and prioritizes public health and safety to provide an inclusive and sustainable way to address one of our region’s most challenging problems.
The broad goals of the plan are to reduce flooding, improve quality of life for residents, develop solutions that address wet weather challenges, and incorporate broad public and stakeholder support.
We’re soliciting community feedback through the interactive EngagePGH web portal, where residents can plot the location of stormwater issues, rank topics they’d like addressed, and pose stormwater-related questions to our stormwater project managers.
The next phase of our planning process focuses on modeling our sewer system to understand its capacity and begin to define an equitable level of stormwater protection we can provide across Pittsburgh.