This project will help to capture, store, and encourage infiltration of stormwater runoff in South Side Park.
Progress & Status
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.
Locations & Schedule
Start Date: Preliminary Design: January 2019. Final Design: 2020. Phase 1A Park Construction: Expected Spring 2021. Phase 1B Park Construction: Expected Fall 2021.
Completion Date: Preliminary Design: September 2019. Final Design: Early 2021. Construction: Expected 2021-2022.