Record Rainfall Threatens City’s Sewer System

Record Rainfall Threatens City’s Sewer System

Officially, 2018 became the wettest year on record for the city of Pittsburgh reaching more than 57 inches of rain. This region typically sees around 38 inches of rain per year so when it almost doubled in 2018, problems started to arise within the City’s sewer system. Heavy rains led to streams overflowing, roads flooding, landslides and basements backing up with rising water and raw sewage. Many issues occurred as a result of the storms and it was clear that

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