The Water Street Gateway project was visited today by Syracuse University Project Engage, a STEM summer camp for girls. Representatives from the Save the Rain program met them there to explain the project’s attributes and importance of creating green infrastructure in the city.
Middle school girls from across the northeast attending the camp visted the Water Street Gateway, a green infrastructure project in downtown Syracuse, as part of their weeklong program focused on Sustainability and Alternate Energy. The project includes the installation of several green infrastructure elements that will capture stormwater and enhance the urban landscape. The project incorporates enhanced street tree plantings, the installation of porous pavers in parking lanes, the use of infiltration trenches and stormwater planters, and additional landscaping features throughout the footprint of the 300 block of E. Water Street.
The green infrastructure installed in this project will reduce stormwater runoff by 924,000 gallons per year.