Stormwater Management

Stormwater management in Pittsburgh is a complicated and significant problem.  In building a city, even one as picturesque as Pittsburgh, people have created a lot of hard surfaces: roads, sidewalks, lots for parking spaces, and these surfaces do nothing to absorb water when it rains. During a heavy storm or shower, the accumulated water from these surfaces heads straight to the closest storm drain. If overwhelmed by a heavy rain or storm, our local deteriorating storm water system can lead to sewage overflow in the city or into nearby rivers. Installing Rain Gardens in urban areas is a simple way to successfully reduce the burden on our city infrastructure and also replenish the local ground water supply.


GTECH Storm Water Projects