‘Green First’ Stormwater Management Plan Expected To Be Ready By End Of 2016

SEP 27, 2016 

90.5 WESA

Municipal officials hope to submit a final “green first” plan for dealing with the region’s stormwater management problem to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the end of this year.

The plan relies heavily on green infrastructure, which involves planting trees and restoring the natural water cycle.

“These are ecologically engineered systems that would deal with stormwater in a more naturalistic way and deal with the stormwater at the source where it falls, where it collects in a more distributed manner across the city,” said James Stitt, manager of sustainability at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

The traditional gray infrastructure approach revolves around channeling water into sewer systems... Read the full article