Climate projections for Pittsburgh include an increase in frequency of extreme weather events. To reduce the stress this will bring to our already overwhelmed sewer system, one of the citywide solutions to manage stormwater in extreme events is the installation of green infrastructure.
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association is studying the Rosedale Runoff Reduction Project area (RRRP) for Phase II stormwater management projects. This includes both an engineering analysis of surfaces with large amounts of runoff, and information from residents and stakeholders experiencing water issues after it rains (flooding, basement backups, etc.). Community input will guide the next phase of projects and the CUSP map is a collection tool for posting and sharing this information.
Climate projections for Pittsburgh include increased numbers of extreme weather events and one of the citywide solutions to manage stormwater in extreme events is the installation of green infrastructure to reduce the stress on our already overwhelmed sewer system.
This outreach effort will launch at a community meeting Aug 30, at which residents of the Rosedale area will use our Neighborhood Map activity to produce a 3D graph of issues in their neighborhood, and begin to share ideas for stormwater management improvements. A door to door effort will continue the collection of information and use the mobile CUSP map as an easy way to plot points for decision makers in the community to see.
Stay tuned for updates and images.