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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    The week of 11/9/20, Onondaga County will perform geotechnical investigations for future Combined Sewer Improvements in Armory Square. For details, please visit the project page: Walton Street CSO 029 Combined Sewer Improvements


    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 929-336-5955 Conference ID: 633 537 374# Local numbers | Reset PIN | Learn more about Teams | Meeting options Join with a video conferencing device VTC Conference ID: 1166746742 Alternate VTC dialing instructions Please join us online on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2020 at 10:00am, for an informational meeting about Save the Rain’s Green Improvement Fund…(read more)


    A public information meeting is scheduled for upcoming construction in the South Salina Green Street corridor. We welcome community input, and encourage all interested parties to participate. Community Meeting originally scheduled for February 25th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00pm. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30pm at…(read more)


    **Postponed Until Further Notice**   Come join us on Saturday May 30th, at one of our three scheduled Rain Barrel Classes, to be held in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Clean Water Fair located at: Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection 650 Hiawatha Blvd W Syracuse, NY 13204 The class schedule is as follows:…(read more)


    The Central New York branch of the American Public Works Association has selected Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program as the recipient of its 2019 Environmental Excellence Award! *The Central New York Branch of APWA represents the counties, cities, towns and villages within a ten-county area of Central New York. Membership consists of a wide…(read more)

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