Green Technologies Clean Up Syracuse's Dirty Waterways

County Executive Jonie Mahoney discusses green infrastructure in Onondaga County, New York. Syracuse was the first community in the United States subject to a legal requirement to reduce sewage overflows with green infrastructure (GI). GI investments totaling nearly $80 million will account for nearly two-thirds of future combined sewage overflow reductions, funded by a combination of sewer fees and low-interest loans and grants from the state.

To learn more about ways communities across the country are using green infrastructure to manage stormwater, go to NRDC’s Rooftops to Rivers page.

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