The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) provides water and sewer services to more than 300,000 customers throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. PWSA’s mission is to enhance Pittsburgh’s quality of life through water, and PWSA is a regional leader in developing comprehensive stormwater management solutions through a “green first” approach.
Green infrastructure (GI) can be a cost-effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to manage the volume, rate and quality of stormwater runoff, while providing many additional benefits to communities. GI can create jobs, increase property values through neighborhood revitalization and beautification, and protect the environment by improving the quality of our water and our air. PWSA’s City-Wide Green First Plan assesses how GI can be used to improve water quality in the Pittsburgh region. PWSA is working with community partners and neighboring municipalities to plan for water quality improvements on a watershed-wide scale.
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
The first round of training on GI construction, inspection and maintenance was held in November 2016 for the December 2016 exam. The second round of training was held in April-May for the June 2017 exam. Training for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance is being offered again in Fall 2017 for the November 2017 exam. Please contact PWSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-255-8800 x8544 for information on current and future trainings.
The next NGICP exam will be administered in Pittsburgh on November 14, 2017 to those who complete the training referenced above. Please contact PWSA at email@example.com or 412-255-8800 x8544 for information regarding the exam.