South Side Park Stormwater Project

In Planning Stormwater

This project will help to capture, store, and encourage infiltration of stormwater runoff in South Side Park.

Progress & Status

Design Complete

When it rains, stormwater travels from the park through our combined sewer system to ALCOSAN and overflows into the Monongahela River. Typical storm events frequently cause these pipes to overflow into the river impacting local water quality. Future stormwater solutions align with the goals of the City of Pittsburgh’s South Side Park Master Plan.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Reduce combined sewer overflows into the river
  • Reduce basement backups
  • Slow down the flow of stormwater from higher elevation areas

Coordination with individual property owners is needed to understand conditions related to basement backups and possible neighborhood flooding. 

Park Construction Phasing

  • Phase 1A: will include stormwater project components uphill of the Serpentine Steps.
  • Phase 1B: will include stormwater project components downhill of the Serpentine Steps. 

Additional Information

  • January 2024 community meeting presentation and recording
  • In December 2021, the Joint Permit Application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was submitted for review. 
  • August 21, 2019 Community Meeting: Presentation

Locations & Schedule

Start Date: Construction to begin in spring 2024

Completion Date: TBD

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

Project Manager :
Meghan Simek
412-255-8800 ext. 5031