We are planning to install underground storage tanks below the park to hold stormwater runoff from uphill areas then slowly release the water into the sewer system after rainstorms.
Progress & Status
Martin Luther King Jr./Warren K. Branch Park is home to a community garden on a former ball field. The park is located at the intersection of Kirkpatrick Street and Bentley Drive and is surrounded by steep slopes on all sides.
This project will help reduce the 115 million gallons of combined sewage that overflow from the surrounding area into the Monongahela River in a typical year.
- Install a system of underground storage tanks beneath the community garden.
- Route stormwater from the new developments, surrounding hillsides, and nearby roads to the underground tanks for temporary storage.
- Slowly release the stormwater from the underground storage tanks after the rain has passed, when the combined sewer system has more capacity to carry the stormwater without overflowing to the river.
Locations & Schedule
Located within Terrace Village, by the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland
Start Date: Construction: Fall 2021 (pending budget approval)
Completion Date: Design: Fall 2020