Wilkinsburg Stormwater Resiliency Project

Wilkinsburgh Parking lot draft
Wilkinsburgh Parking lot draft
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Wilkinsburg Stormwater Resiliency Project

The Wilkinsburg Stormwater Resiliency Project (WSRP) is an effort to address stormwater in Wilkinsburg’s downtown business district with Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).

In 2019 Upstream Pittsburgh identified two large publicly owned municipal parking lots in the Wilkinsburg Business district which contributed significant amounts of water to the storm sewer system and in large storms, neighboring streets.

With funding from the PADEP’s Growing Greener Grant Program, Upstream Pittsburgh has worked with Sci-Tek Consultants Inc. to develop plans to retrofit the parking lots with rain gardens and bioswales in place of concrete medians. The removal of impermeable pavement and the replacement with engineered soil, new trees, and native plants will help manage stormwater and reduce the overall volume entering the stormsewer system, improving water quality and reducing flooding.

This project was designed by UpstreamPgh and Sci-Tek Consultants Inc and is scheduled for construction in Fall of 2022


The Borough of Wilkinsburg

Sci-Tek Consultants Inc.


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Growing Greener