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Project Stormwater

Project Stormwater

Many people in Pittsburgh are talking about green infrastructure. You might have recently read about local organizations like the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority using this term when talking about stormwater management or urban design strategies. As support grows for the use of systems like green roofs, stormwater capture and reuse, land-based vegetation, and permeable pavement, it...
Penn Forest Water Management

Penn Forest Water Management

When Pete and Nancy approached DECO about aquaponics for their business, our team was a little surprised. We have worked with a variety of businesses on all types of environmental sustainability projects, but none of us had worked with a cemetery before. “Why does a cemetery need aquaponics?” We asked. After our first visit to...
Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

As much as we don’t want to acknowledge it, winter is coming. With it comes cold weather, ice, and snow that can damage outdoor equipment like rain barrels. At DECO, we recommend the following steps to keep your stormwater management infrastructure in good working order. Typical freeze dates range from October 15 through April 15....
Millvale and Rainwater

Millvale and Rainwater

DECO celebrates three years in business on August 1st and we will be marking the occasion with some great news and a lot of fun. From the beginning, our team has worked in renewable energy, water management, and green technology. We’ve installed more than 40 rain barrels throughout Allegheny County and other Green Infrastructure projects with partners...
Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

Learning is more fun when the topic you’re studying is relevant. We know that most people usually don’t think about where their water comes from or goes to. Even if you’re interested, the water cycle is a complex system and can be difficult to understand. Hands-on activities that demonstrate simple parts of the water cycle make...
Make it Rain!

Make it Rain!

Join us Saturday, April 16 from 2-5 pm at the Work Hard office at 744 E Warrington Ave in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood to learn how stormwater management can help you save money while improving the environment. This event is fun for the whole family. We will have educational activities for children and resources for property...
River Town Rain Barrel Initiative

River Town Rain Barrel Initiative

Western Pennsylvania is no stranger to rain. According to US Climate Data, our region receives an average of nearly 35 inches of rain every year. Historically, the way our cities dealt with rain water was to simply move it downstream. Not only does this have a negative impact on water quality and potentially devastating consequences for...
PWSA Green Infrastructure Video Series

PWSA Green Infrastructure Video Series

What is green infrastructure and how might it benefit you? DECO Resources will demonstrate an answer to this question through a short video series following a bicycle tour to highlight some of the regions best examples of stormwater management practices. The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced DECO as one of 17 projects to be funded in their...
Fish & Plants

Fish & Plants

Tilapia and rosemary; bluegill and oregano; trout and tarragon: few meals come together as effortless as fish and herbs. This makes it all the more surprising that aquaponics has not yet become a household word. You might not be familiar with aquaponics, but you’ve probably heard of its cousin – hydroponics. In hydroponics, plants are grown...
The Eagle has Landed

The Eagle has Landed

Southside residents and nature lovers across the Pittsburgh region are eagerly awaiting their newest neighbors: Baby Bald Eagles are expected to hatch any day now. Although the Audubon Society says that it’s been “more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers,” we now have multiple pairs of our national bird...
Green Home Products

Green Home Products

DECO’s Green Home is a line of residential green infrastructure products designed to promote sustainable living. See “Our Services” or click below to visit our store where you can purchase a rain barrel and see what else we have to offer!