The Mundy Library project was part of the Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) “Green Library Initiative,” a partnership between the Save the Rain program and OCPL to capture stormwater while providing aesthetic benefits to the libraries..
The entire parking lot surface was removed and a new porous surface was installed at Mundy Library. The porous areas are designed to allow stormwater to infiltrate through them into a subsurface infiltration bed. Stormwater piping also was installed to capture runoff from portions of the roof of the library.
Additionally, a new tree trench was installed along Rowland St. to capture street runoff. The tree trench was installed with curb stormwater inlets to convey water from the street into the tree trench. These green improvements reduce stormwater runoff by 215,000 gallons per year, preventing that water of from entering the combined system.
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