South Side Park Stormwater Project

In Planning Green 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

30% design drawings are complete. We held a community input session on August 21, 2019. Coordination with individual property owners is needed to understand conditions related to basement backups and possible neighborhood flooding. We are hosting 60% design community meeting in the first quarter of 2020.

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Locations & Schedule

Start Date: Planning and Preliminary Design: January 2019. Final Design: 2020. Construction: 2021.

Completion Date: Planning and Preliminary Design: September 2019. Final Design: 2020 (Estimated). Construction: 2021 (Estimated).

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

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

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Communications Project Manager :
Rebecca Zito