PWSA and Parks Conservancy Engage Phronesis to Explore Stormwater Engineering

  • Common goal is to continue to improve the ecological condition of Schenley Park and its adjacent communities, enhancing the health and function of the watershed around it
  • Panther Hollow
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, ALCOSAN, PWSA, and the City of Pittsburgh have been working for more than 10 years
    • Long Term Projects
      • Planting trees
      • Addressing erosion
      • Installing meadows
      • Constructing rain gardens
      • Installing infiltration trenches
      • Developing green infrastructure
    • Collaborating on sustainable projects at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course
    • The $2.5 million restoration to the Westinghouse Memorial incorporates stormwater management
    • Blog Post
  • Conceptual Design by Phronesis
    (Phronesis is a landscape architecture and engineering firm with offices in Kansas City and New Orleans. Their focus is creating complex green infrastructure urban design strategies)
    • Intention to develop a holistic “green infrastructure first” urban planning process
    • Green infrastructure framework for Four Mile Run has three focused concepts
      • Disconnect the Panther Hollow Watershed from the sewer, including long term ecological restoration of Panther Hollow Lake
      • Demonstrating a green street with Schenley Drive
      • Daylight the Panther Hollow Lake outfall into a new stream valley through Junction Hollow
    • The Four Mile Run watershed could have the capacity to capture 19,682,000 gallons of rainfall per single inch and half storm event
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