Butternut Street Green Corridor – Phase I

Project Description: The Green Streets in CSO 020 Sewershed projects are comprehensive green street applications located on Butternut Street between Lodi Street and North Salina Street. This is a high priority sewershed that discharges frequently during rain events. The green streets are listed below and include capture area and runoff reduction estimates:

  • Butternut St. (Anticipated Summer 2021)
    Capture Area: 230,000 sq. ft.
    Runoff Reduction: 4,200,000 gal/yr
    Anticipated Project Cost: TBD

Each design implements green infrastructure applications at key points along the street in order to capture stormwater and enhance local urban streetscapes. Installation of green infrastructure practices reduces the quantity of stormwater in the collection system through stormwater re-use (i.e. rainwater harvesting) and infiltration. Stormwater collected in green infrastructure practices infiltrates the soil and does not reach the combined sewer. As a result, less stormwater is collected and treated at publicly owned treatment works (i.e. Metro WWTP) and results in a reduced operating cost for the County.

The project incorporates the installation of porous pavement and enhanced tree trenches to enhance water quality within the region and reduce the potential for combined sewer overflows (CSO). The project if partially funded through the Green Innovation Grant Program administered by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.
An additional benefit of the Butternut Street Green Corridor Project is it offers the opportunity to increase the aesthetic value along Butternut Street. This project aims to combine the benefits of enhanced water quality through implementation of stormwater management practices, increase area aesthetics, and enhance usable space along Butternut Street.

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