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Save The Rain Program - Greenbuild 2013

CNY Regional Planning and Development Board

Aimee C

on 5 March 2014

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Transcript of Save The Rain Program - Greenbuild 2013

The Gray
The Green
Smart Gray Investments Made Green Possible
$173 Million
Metropolitan Waste Water Treatment Facility (90 MGD)
Not So Good
Getting Better
Infiltration Trenches
Steal These Projects!
Let's Talk About 2011 & Project 50
15,000 Gallons Onsite Storage
Federal Consent Judgement
CSO Storage (Up to 10 Million Gallons)
6.4% Via Green Infrastructure
248,000,000 Gallons Per Year Stormwater Capture
Work To Occur in 3 Distinct Sewersheds
All Milestones Must Be Met by 2018
We Are Committed to Open Sourcing Our Program
We Started By Asking, "What if.."
4th Amendment Approved
November 2009
There Was A Better Way To Clean Up Onondaga Lake Than Building Three More of These
Why Are We Saving The Rain?
Balancing the Gray & the Green
to address sewer overflows
Our New Mission:
Midland Avenue Sewage Treatment Plant
Advanced Amonia and Phosphorous Removal
Gray Projects
Harbor Brook Interceptor (ARRA)
Midland Conveyance (CSO 044)
Clinton Storage Facility
Harbor Brook Storage Facility and Conveyances
Sewer separation projects (022/045)
Facilities Planning
Floatable Control
Remaining CSO Facilities Plan
$150 Million
$70 Million
Clinton Sewershed - Six Million Gallons Subsurface Storage
Construction Start - 09/15/2011
From This...
To This!
How Did We Hear About GI?
Published 2006
Monroe Building - Green Improvement Fund
Skiddy Park - with Boeheim Foundation
A Key Component: Education & Outreach
We've Come A Long Way
In Four Years....
The Results: Remarkable
Outreach Partners:
Environmental Finance Center @ SU
Baltimore Woods
Onondaga Environmental Institute
Onondaga Earth Corps
Atlantic State Legal Foundation
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Closing CSO 044
Harbor Brook Interceptor Sewer -
$12 Million ARRA
Final Sewer Separation Project
A Cleaner More Vibrant Lake
Fish species documented in Onondaga Lake

Abundant Species - Alewife, Banded Killifish, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Channel Catfish, Gizzard Shad, Golden Shiner, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Shorthead Redhorse, Smallmouth Bass, White Perch, White Sucker, Yellow Perch

Common Species - Black Crappie, Bluntnose Minnow, Bowfin, Brook Silverside, Brook Stickleback, Emerald Shiner, Fathead Minnow, Freshwater Drum, Longnose Gar, Logperch, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Tessellated Darter, Tiger Musky, Walleye

Uncommon Species - Black Bullhead, Brown Trout, Goldfish, Greater Redhorse, Green Sunfish, Johnny Darter, Lake Sturgeon, Longnose Dace, Northern Hogsucker, Quillback, Rainbow Trout, Rudd, Spotfin Shiner and Trout Perch, White Bass, Yellow Bullhead
A Next Step: Using Green Infrastructure To Address Suburban Stormwater Challenges
$3 Million Appropriation
For Suburban GI Projects
Within Consolidated
Sanitary District
So, What's Our Plan?
What About Maintenance?
Residential Rain Barrel Program
Hotel Skyler - Porous Pavers
The Connective Corridor
On-Center Surface Lot
Water Street Gateway Project - Before
Public Private Partnerships
Green Improvement Fund
Embrace The Change (order)
Over 100 Projects To Date.
Green Parks!
The Save the Rain Dome?
But Do You Have Any Cool Green Streets?
Sunnycrest Park
Leavenworth Park
Storm Water Management Model
Subcatchment/Soil Standard Overlay
CSOshed Priority Map
Save the Rain
Aimee Clinkhammer, Onondaga Lake Watershed Coordinator, NEIWPCC

Khristopher Dodson, Associate Director, Environmental Finance Center

Matthew Marko, Vice President, CH2M HILL

Matthew Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County
History of Onondaga County and Onondaga Lake
Implementing a balanced stormwater management program
Overview of Save the Rain
Future of the program and lessons learned
Learning Objectives
Understand the processes through which a successful sustainable community program such as, green infrastructure, is implemented.
Identify appropriate green infrastructure technologies as applied in a municipal CSO abatement program.
Recognize the need for extensive maintenance and monitoring to insure water quantity and quality standards and identify how to implement these programs.
Understand the importance of developing a multi-stakeholder approach in a sustainable community program such as green infrastructure.
Syracuse University Rowing Team
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