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 is important for residents and businesses to understand how green infrastructure works and how it could affect their community.

DECO supports the use of green infrastructure and we want to help you make an informed decision on design strategies for your neighborhood. To that end, with support from the PWSA, we have created Project Stormwater in partnership with Epicast NetworkHaggerty Media, and design consultant Laura Ramie. Project Stormwater, a digital multimedia platform hosted at, is designed to help you find the best examples of green infrastructure currently being used in the Pittsburgh region. The toolkit provides information about various stormwater management practices and tools to help you explore these systems around the City with your friends and neighbors.

Save Water to Restore Our Rivers

To get started, visit to watch the first three episodes of our video series and learn more about green infrastructure. Next, sign up here to be on the list for our upcoming tours and receive updates on Project Stormwater. Our hiking tour will take place on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am, while the date of our biking tour is soon to be announced for August.

A residential green roof captures and cleans rainwater in Highland Park

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