The Niagara and Buffalo Rivers face ongoing pollution from both sewage and stormwater outfalls. Raw sewage from combined sewer overflows creates a health risk for those who might come into contact with our local waterways while also reducing oxygen levels for fish. To deal with this, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has proposed Green Infrastructure solutions to the problem.
Buffalo Sewer Authority Announces Plan to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows
Please Join Riverkeeper in Advocating for Green Infrastructure Solutions to Our Combined Sewer Problem
The Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA) has proposed a Draft Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for the reduction of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) associated with the City’s Sewer System. CSOs occur when precipitation-related flows overwhelm the sewer system causing untreated sewage to be discharged into area waterways. The BSA is conducting its third round of community outreach meetings at various locations throughout the City of Buffalo to seek input on its proposed LTCP.
Riverkeeper has been working hard to ensure meaningful, timely inclusion of Green Infrastructure in the BSA's LTCP. Please attend the meetings and advocate for alternative UA2 (see page ESA - 7) as the preferred Plan. Riverkeeper will publish preliminary comments on our website and have comments available at the meetings.
This issue impacts all residents and businesses in the City of Buffalo. All are encouraged to attend. Community meetings will be held as follows:
1168 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
North Buffalo Community Center
203 Sanders Road, Buffalo, NY 14216
To learn more about and to download the Long Term Control Plan visit: bsacsoimprovements.org
To learn more about Riverkeeper's position on Green Infrastructure please review: Green Infrastructure Solutions to Buffalo's Combined Sewer Overflow Problem report.