The Borough of Etna has pledged and undertaken efforts to be a Sustainable Community. Through its ongoing commitment to implementing programs and developing strategies to foster environmental stewardship, community economic opportunity, health, and resilience, Etna has earned a Gold designation from Sustainable Pennsylvania.
In an effort to become a more sustainable community, the Borough has adopted several ordinances that help protect our environment.
Ordinance No. 1341 – allows for the disconnection of roof drains/gutters from residential properties to help reduce the storm water carried in our combined (sanitary and storm water) sewer system. This helps minimize the amount of storm water in the system which takes up capacity in the system and reduces sewage treatment costs at the treatment plant (ALCOSAN). Click here for the Permit Application.
Ordinance No. 1345 -
The Borough, through grant funding provided by Allegheny County, has installed water saving devices including low flow toilets at the Municipal Complex on Butler Street. In addition, all lighting fixtures at the complex have been replaced with energy efficient fixtures. Light switch plates have been replaced and are now motion activated and go off on their own, preventing lights being left on in rooms that are empty
The Borough has installed rain barrels at our recreational facilities which enable our Garden Club to water the numerous public flower beds using rain water from the barrels. These barrels are located at Dougherty Veterans Fields, the Clarence Fugh Memorial Park and Playground and at the storage facility at the Butler Street Public Parking Lot.
Resolution 1377D seeks to create an environment that encourages and supports increasing active transportation, including walking, bicycling, and use of public transportation and that enables safe and convenient access for transportation users of all ages and abilities and accessibility needs, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and freight in a manner consistent with, and supportive of, the surrounding community.
Learn more about Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh Complete Street Programs