Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – While Central New Yorkers may be weary of persistent June rains, the precipitation is being put to good use through the Save the Rain Project, according to Onondaga County officials.
The four-year-old system keeps storm runoff from clogging sewer systems and officials say they plan on expanding it.
In addition, the rain water that is collected can, in some cases, be put to use. The ice the Syracuse Crunch skate on, for example, is made from gathered rain water.
The County Executive’s office says they plan to add about 25 to 40 more green space sites to absorb and collect rain water over the next few years.
They say other cities have begun looking at the Save the Rain project as a model.