Highland Park’s First ‘Green’ Stormwater System Completed

JUN 26, 2017 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The first, and so far only, green infrastructure solution to flooding in Highland Park’s valleys is completed along Negley Run Boulevard — a 1,100-foot bioswale that will intercept an estimated 600,000 gallons of water running off pavement annually.

It was one of 10 sites identified as optimal for stormwater management in the flood-prone Negley Run and Heth’s Run watersheds when Project 15206 got off the ground in 2014.

Then state Sen. Jim Ferlo teamed up with the Penn State Center and Pittsburgh Community Services to start the project. It was a ZIP code-wide concept to let green infrastructure absorb some of the burden of stormwater runoff, to reduce flooding and sewage overflows into the Allegheny River... read the full article