The "Save the Rain" program is a comprehensive stormwater management plan intended to reduce pollution to Onondaga Lake and its tributaries. During wet weather events, stormwater flows into the local sewer system, causing heavy flow periods that can overload the system.

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    Visit our Rain Barrel Art page to view all of the rain barrel art created by young local artists in the 2016 rain barrel contest


    This Earth Day, everyone’s looking for ways to make an impact on our environment. And here in Onondaga County, it’s easy to help. The simple act of properly tossing your trash can go a long way in keeping our streets, our water and our community clean. Participate in  OCRRA’s Earth Day Cleanup and visit our…(read more)


    The Q1 2016 Save the Rain Quarterly Report is available – flip through or download the report and see what we’ve done in January, February, and March 2016.   The report cover this quarter features the logo for the new Connect the Drops public outreach campaign aiming to reduce litter in our waterways. Visit our Connect the Drops page to…(read more)


    Please join the Save the Rain team for a community meeting at 6:30 PM on April 19, 2016 at the Mill Building at Elmwood Park. The meeting will focus on upcoming green infrastructure and stormwater improvements along Mitchell Ave, and surrounding streets.   For more details on this project, please visit the Green Separation CSO 052…(read more)


    Sign up for OCRRA’s 2016 Earth Day Cleanup on April 22 & 23. Let’s work together to clean up our community – and prevent street litter from reaching our waterways!

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    Click here to find out how to get involved in your community. There are many ways to chip in, and it takes a community to save our most precious resources.