Highland Reservoir Pump Station and Rising Main

In Construction Water Reliability Plan

To modernize our water infrastructure and add redundancy and resiliency throughout our drinking water system, we will construct a new pump station and rising main in Highland Park. These projects will serve the Highland Reservoir service area.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete
  • Redeveloping the pump station located in Highland Park near Mellon Terrace
  • Installing a 48-inch new rising main to connect the new pump station to the Highland I Reservoir System, which serves approximately 50% of our customers
  • Replacing the original supply main that carries water from the Highland II Reservoir to the pump station

Rising Main construction will begin in July of 2022, starting on Mellon Terrace, near the existing pump station. Work began in the woods behind the existing pump station. In mid-November, crews will continue constructing the rising main along Mellon Street, towards the entrance to Highland Park. 

Work constructing the new pump station is anticipated to begin in December 2022

In November 2019, we received approval from the Pittsburgh Art Commission for the architectural design of the new Pump Station near Mellon Terrace. 

Additional Information 


Locations & Schedule

Start Date: July 2022

Completion Date: Summer 2025

Rising main and Highland Reservoir PS impacts

Negley Avenue and Mellon Terrace
PIttsburgh, PA 15206
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact

Construction Communication Project Manager :
Mora McLaughlin