Onondaga County To Hold Rain Barrel Workshops

posted by Dave Smith -

County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced today the schedule for the 2018 Rain Barrel Workshop. 

The Rain Barrel Workshops are part of County Executive Mahoney’s Save the Rain program. Residents of Onondaga County will be able to attend a 30-minute workshop to learn about the Save the Rain program and how residents can help in the clean-up of Onondaga Lake by using a rain barrel.

Rain barrels are an integral part of the Save the Rain program. Each rain barrel reduces the storm water runoff that otherwise enters the sewer system and each rain barrel can capture 50 gallons of storm water every time it rains. 

In 2017 Save the Rain projects, including rain barrels, kept an estimated 154 million gallons of storm water out of the sewer system.The County’s Save the Rain program has now exceeded the final mandated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) capture percentage of 95 percent ahead of schedule; capturing 97.6 percent of flows in 2017.

The more people who use the rain barrels, the closer we come to zero sewer overflows into Onondaga Lake,” said Mahoney.

Classes will be held at the Bay View Shelter in Onondaga Lake Park and the Syracuse Metropolitan WWTP on Hiawatha Boulevard in the City of Syracuse. 

Attendees of the workshops will receive a rain barrel to take home at no-charge. Registration is not required.

2018 RAIN BARREL WORKSHOPS:

  • July 10, 2018 at 11 AM  Bay View Shelter at Willow Bay Onondaga Lake Park 
  • July 10, 2018 at 6 PM Syracuse Metropolitan WWTP650 Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse
  • August 7, 2018 at 11 AM Bay View Shelter at Willow Bay Onondaga Lake Park
  • August 7, 2018 at 6 PM Syracuse Metropolitan WWTP650 Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse
  • September 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM Save the Rain Clean Water Fair Syracuse Metropolitan WWTP650 Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse

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