The stormwater retrofit project at the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) Institute of Technology was part of the ongoing collaboration between Onondaga County, the SCSD and the City of Syracuse. The school was originally built in 1900 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
The project featured sewer separation with water quality treatment as part of an overall renovation and expansion at this site which included parking lot resurfacing and a new building addition to the main facility. Sewer separation involves the installation of new pipelines to specifically collect and transmit stormwater to the nearest water body, while the existing sewer pipeline remains in place to solely convey sewage to a treatment plant. The two separated pipe networks greatly alleviate the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system and allows greater management of wet-weather flow.
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