Pittsburgh Supplies Funding for Stormwater Projects
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently awarded 17 grants to green infrastructure projects; the grants total $250,000.
Many of the grants will support large-scale stormwater projects, such as installing a ‘green roof’ for the historic Paramount Film Exchange building. This will manage at least 80 percent of annual rainfall.
According to a landscape architect working with the nonprofit group StartUptown, the roof is “a really potent example of how you can cleverly and sustainably use stormwater as an asset in a small space, and also to provide highquality green space.” Other stormwater reuse projects will include building cisterns, rain gardens, and rain barrels across a variety of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.