The Greening the Gray at Harbor Brook Storage project included green separation and stormwater management practices to handle runoff not only from the site of the Harbor Brook Storage Facility, but also from the surrounding streets. This project is one of several greening of gray projects that Onondaga County is completing under the Save the Rain program.
This project consisted of green separation, bioretention and porous pavement. A new utilities building was constructed for the Harbor Brook Storage facility and the roof leaders from this facility were plumbed so that stormwater does not enter Harbor Brook, but instead enters into a bioretention area. Additionally, a bioretention area was constructed at the intersection of Rusin Avenue and State Fair Boulevard to capture runoff from both streets. Furthermore, flexible porous pavement was installed around the new storage tank to handle adjacent runoff. In total, the annual stormwater capture for this site is 305,000 gallons per year.
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