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ADDRESSING SEWER OVERFLOW WITH GREEN INITIATIVES

Sunday, 10.03.2010 / 1:32 PM / Blue & Gold Make Green
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Recently, Buffalo's Mayor Byron Brown announced that the city would be launching a group of green pilot projects to address the problems with sewer overflow being experienced throughout the city.  The success of these programs will determine whether they will eventually be expanded to citywide use.

"The Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA) will be launching a series of green rain water management pilot projects this fall as the first step of an emerging green sewer solution," said Mayor Brown.  According to Brown, the BSA has been collaborating with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to monitor how the use of green technologies can reduce the amount of rainwater that flows into the City's Combined Sewer system.

When the city experiences heavy rainfall, the water is channeled into receiving streams to prevent it from flooding basements and roadways.  Since changes were made to environmental laws in 1972 and 1994, the BSA has been trying to reduce the amount of water overflow with multiple storage and storm water separation projects.  Now, the BSA is negotiating a consent decree with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency in order to revamp the overflow capture program and find a better solution to the problem.  This solution will consist of a combination of system changes and green projects.

The first round of pilot projects will implement a downspout disconnection and rain barrel effort in the First Ward and Hamlin Park areas.  It will also involve a Green water management plan for the Riverbend brownfield area, Green Street plans for the West Side, and as many as six vacant land water management projects for the East Side.  Additionally, the city will be looking into ways it can improve water management in its Green Code effort.  Results from each pilot project will be examined to determine whether they will be extended to a citywide approach.  "There is much speculation and not enough empirical data regarding the efficiency of these green solutions," said Mayor Brown.  "Intuitively, we know they will help.  Our pilot programs will provide us with hard data."

Julie Barrett O'Neill of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper says that they are thrilled that Mayor Brown is looking into green solutions to the overflow problem.  "This type of solution requires creativity, commitment and a lot of coordination," she said.  "We were surprised and really impressed with the Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo Department of Public Works, Office of Inspections and Office of Strategic Planning's collective cooperation and the Mayor's leadership on this effort."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82