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Lead in Pittsburgh

Lead in Pittsburgh

The topic of Lead contamination in water and soil has been widely discussed in the media recently. From the national media to the local level, a lot of information about known and possible contamination has been pushed into the spotlight. With the attention placed on the challenges our community is facing with Lead, many people...
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...
2015 In Review

2015 In Review

As 2015 draws to a close, the team at DECO Resources would like to take some time to reflect on some of the things we accomplished this year, thank those who have helped us, and provide a glimpse into the next year. Our team worked on a wide variety of projects with our partners and clients...
Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

A large part of our mission at DECO is to foster interest and promote education in science and technical fields. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are core subject areas that can lead to exciting and productive careers. With the addition of art, the acronym STEAM is used to describe a powerful educational platform that encourages creativity...
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...
Energy Audit

Energy Audit

An energy audit is not typically something that brings the community together. The Green Building Alliance, however, is not your typical organization. This week, they brought in Cindy Bittel and Tom Cosgro of sustainability consulting firm RCx Building Diagnostics. Ruth Maust of the GBA also invited the local community to participate in the process and I was...
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...