Centre & Herron Stormwater Project

Completed Stormwater

This project at the intersection of Centre and Herron avenues directs runoff from surrounding streets into a cascading 585 foot-long bioswale, where it is absorbed by plants or soaks into the ground. Additional stormwater flows into underground storage tanks and is slowly released into the sewer system.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete
  • As one of three stormwater projects constructed in 2017 to demonstrate the use of green stormwater infrastructure, this project helps to prevent street flooding and overloading of the combined sewer system.
  • It is estimated to manage one million gallons of runoff annually.
  • It received the 2018 Sustainability Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section. 

Financial Partners

  • This project was partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Located in the Upper Hill District

Start Date: Summer 2017

Completion Date: Spring 2018

Map of the Centre and Herron project in the Hill District

Centre Avenue and Herron Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States