WPC Unveils Storm Water System on Sisters of St. Francis Campus

Thu, Oct 3rd 2013, 11:16. Filed under News Releases.

WHAT: Two urban storm water management and filtration systems – including one of the largest in the country – are now operating on the Franciscan Sisters of Millvale’s campus. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will unveil these natural and lush catchments, called bioswales.

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9

WHERE: Sisters of St. Francis’ Mount Alvernia Campus, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Millvale, PA 15209

WHO: The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, The Borough of Millvale, Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale and Best Feeds Outdoor Design

WHY: In a successful foray into engineered green infrastructure, the Conservancy recently completed two bioswales near the Sisters of St. Francis’ Mount Alvernia motherhouse. Designed and constructed by Best Feeds Outdoor Design of Pittsburgh, these structures will capture storm water and will improve water quality in the borough.
Partners, including the Borough of Millvale, the Sisters of St. Francis and the Conservancy, will celebrate the unveiling of the bioswales with a curb cutting – a twist on the traditional ribbon cutting.


Allison Schlesinger
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