Pittsburgh Makes Policy Changes to Reduce Lead Pipelining

Jul 05

Pittsburgh Makes Policy Changes to Reduce Lead Pipelining

The city of Pittsburgh is next in line for policy changes and scheduled pipeline rehabilitations to address the problem of lead in the water systems. Lead contamination in Pittsburgh has been a topic that has prompted increased awareness locally, as well as in cities nationwide. It has brought a pressing need to reinforce public health and safety by reinventing...

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Pittsburgh’s Top Priority: Dedicating Resources to Sustain Sewer System

May 16

Pittsburgh’s Top Priority: Dedicating Resources to Sustain Sewer System

The city of Pittsburgh is diligently working toward a resolution for the improvement of the city’s water infrastructure.  The pipelines within the structures are also a concern as lead contaminants have been a problem for households, though not all homeowners have been affected. To date, Pennsylvania has the most combined sewer overflows, nationwide. Aging...

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Pittsburgh’s Proactive Approach for Lead Testing and Sewer Maintenance

Mar 15

Pittsburgh’s Proactive Approach for Lead Testing and Sewer Maintenance

The city of Pittsburgh has engineered a highly effective sewer system which is designed to induce an overflow, if necessary. This may seem counterintuitive but the reason is due to heavy rains which pour into street-level storm drains, mix with sewage and quickly overwhelm the system. When the gates at the intercept structures are activated, they open and release the...

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Pittsburgh Highlights the Prudence of Planting Trees to Avert Flooding

Dec 20

Pittsburgh Highlights the Prudence of Planting Trees to Avert Flooding

The City of Pittsburgh is going to great lengths to put strategies in place to assist and manage stormwater. The current agenda is putting conservation first and demonstrating best practices while saving both trees, the environment and city expenses, simultaneously. The main focus is to assuage the local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms....

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University Of Pennsylvania’s “Green” Work of Art

Sep 13

University Of Pennsylvania’s “Green” Work of Art

The University of Pennsylvania has been both resourceful and innovative in the creation of sustainable “green” projects. Within the last decade, collaborators formed an outstretched area of land intended for use by the Penn community, named Shoemaker Green. This 2.75-acre park on the campus, resembles a large bathtub in design and is multi-faceted in...

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