OAK TREE PARK FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
The Municipality of Bethel Park will be constructing a flood mitigation project in Oak Tree Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in early December 2019 and will continue into early 2020. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Construction is limited to within the park property, and the park will be closed to the public during construction.
The goal of the project is to provide stormwater detention to mitigate downstream flooding.
If you have any questions, please contact the Municipality at (412) 831-6800, Ext. 136.
Management of stormwater is important to minimize flood damage and to control water quality. The following links provide information on managing stormwater quality and quantity.
Stormwater Ordinance: https://ecode360.com/29539096
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Allegheny County Conservation District
Stormwater Page: https://www.conservationsolutioncenter.org/solution-center/stormwater/municipal-stormwater-resources
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance
Be Stormwater Smart: https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/CleanWater/StormwaterMgmt/Pages/Be-Stormwater-Smart-.aspx
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Stormwater: https://www.epa.gov/npdes/national-menu-best-management-practices-bmps-stormwater#edu
Three Rivers Wet Weather
Stormwater Page: http://www.3riverswetweather.org/storm-water
3RWWP Watershed Protection Guide
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Water Resource Center: https://www.spcregion.org/water/ed.shtml
LOGAN PONDS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
The Municipality of Bethel Park began improvements to the Logan Detention Ponds along Progress Boulevard on Wednesday, 10/9/2019. The photos below show the contractor removing sediment and reestablishing the low flow channel. The goal of the project is to improve the capacity of the ponds to detain stormwater during rain events.
Logan Pond No. 1 looking North on 10/11/2019
Logan Pond No. 1 looking South on 10/11/2019.