Stormwater can pollute our water supply. Please take the time to learn about stormwater and join the City of Pittsburgh in managing it.
The documents provided below are in pdf format (pdf reader).
Resources for Homeowners
Resources for Stormwater Professionals
- Urban BMP Performance Tool - EPA has created this web-based tool to provide stormwater professionals with easy access to approximately 220 studies assessing the performance of over 275 stormwater BMPs. The Tool provides access to studies covering a variety of traditional and low impact BMP types, including retention and detention ponds, biofilters, grassed filter strips, porous pavement, wetlands, and others. Users will also find a series of essays aimed at improving understanding of BMP performance and the importance of volume reduction/infiltration in these assessments.
- Reducing Stormwater Costs through Low Impact Development (LID) Strategies and Practices - This report contains 17 case studies from across the country that illustrate the economic viability of LID practices. Using these practices in construction projects can lower costs while improving environmental results. The report highlights examples that, in most cases, reduce project costs while improving environmental performance. Total capital savings ranged from 15 to 80 percent, with a few exceptions.