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New York Water Environmental Association, Annual Conference. Presented by Tom Rhoads and Matthew Marko on February 6, 2012.

New York Water Environmental Association, Annual Conference. Presented by Tom Rhoads and Matthew Marko on February 6, 2012.

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  • 1. Onondaga County’s Green Infrastructure “Project 50” I f “P j ConstructionJoanne M. Mahoney, County ExecutiveJoanne M Mahoney County ExecutiveOnondaga Lake Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ) Compliance Program New York Water Environment Association 84th Annual Meeting Tom Rhoads, Commissioner, OCDWEP Matthew Marko, Rita Fordiani CH2M HILL
  • 2. 2/6/12Onondaga County, g y, City f Syracuse Cit of S 2 New York Onondaga Lake Onondaga Creek• 7,660 acres• 49 CSOs• ~1 Billion gallons/year CSO Harbor Brook
  • 3. 2/6/12• 1988 – Atlantic States Legal Foundation History 3 files lawsuit against County• 1989 – Litigation settled through METRO consent judgment Onondaga Lake Facts• 1998 – METRO consent judgment replaced with Amended Consent Watershed: 285 Square Miles Judgment (ACJ) 1 Mile Wide – 4.6 Miles Long• 1st ACJ amendment May 1998• 2006 ACJ Amended to include Average Depth: 35 feet g p consolidation of ammonia and phosphorus treatment and Harbor Max Depth: 63 feet Brook conveyances and RTF y 1940 – Swimming Banned• 3rd Amendment April 2008 (Extension)• 2009 ACJ amended to authorize use of 1970 – Fishing Banned Gray and Green infrastructure
  • 4. 4th ACJ Amendment Authorized a 2/6/12 4Balanced Approach to CSO Abatement Regulatory Goals Community Impacts/Goals• Capture and Treat 95% of the • Improve quality of life through Annual CSO Volume via environmental responsibility Gray & Green Infrastructure • Promote sustainability• Achieve water quality • Ensure cost effectiveness in standards in tributaries compliance with ACJ milestones p and lake • Community revitalization Major Milestones • 89.5% capture/elimination by 12/31/2013 • 95% capture/elimination by 12/31/2018 p / y / /
  • 5. County Executive Mahoney Announces “Project 50!” 2/6/12 5 “Onondaga County will construct fifty distinct green infrastructure projects to return rain water and snow melt to the ground instead of our sewer system.” system. Joanne M. Mahoney, State of the County Address, March 1, 2011 Syracuse becomes one of ten Green Cities Paradigm shifts from planning to construction
  • 6. Green (and Gray) Infrastructure Program Management 2/6/12 6Need Increases with Approval of 4th Stipulation • Green Infrastructure (GI) is an emerging technology and  mostly new to Onondaga County Departments ▫ Need for a trusted advisor on program implementation ▫DDepartment can focus on existing operations, and Gray  t t f i ti ti dG Program projects, while learning to integrate with GI • Role of the Green Program Manager Role of the Green Program Manager ▫ Develop strategy that meets ACJ milestones ▫ Provide GI expertise on applications, design standards,  p pp , g , construction, and maintenance ▫ Prioritize opportunities based on diverse, dynamic factors ▫ Transition to a fully County operated GI Program by 2018
  • 7. 2/6/12 7 Project 50! P jConstruction
  • 8. Onondaga County 2/6/12 8Civic Strip OnCenter Convention Center 66,000 Square Foot Green Roof
  • 9. 2/6/12 9
  • 10. 2/6/12 10
  • 11. Onondaga County 2/6/12 12Civic Strip War Memorial Cistern Reuse System
  • 12. War Memorial Cistern Reuse SystemReusing rainwater appears to allow the ice making to occur one to two degreeswarmer than using potable water resulting in energy savings
  • 13. 2/6/12First Commercial Green Street: Harrison Street 14BEFORE: Stormwater enters catch AFTER: Stormwater is diverted tobasins and is directly connected to Green Streets and only overflows tosewer sewer when necessary
  • 14. 2/6/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot: 290 green spaces g g p 16 GI Technology: Perimeter porous  asphalt and tree h l   d  infiltration trench Project Owner: County Capture Area: 34, q 134,000 square feet Runoff Reduction: 2,360,000 gallons/year Construction Cost:  C i  C   $812,000 (bid) $/gallon: $0.48
  • 15. Installation of Stone Storage Bed
  • 16. 2/6/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot g 18 Porous Asphalt Perimeter P i
  • 17. 2/6/12OnCenter Municipal Parking Garage 19 GI Technology: Roof leaders to rain  R f l d     i   gardens Project Owner: County Capture Area: 7 ,5 72,500 square feet q Runoff Reduction: 1,277,000 gallons/year Construction Cost:  C i  C   $234,000 (bid) $/gallon:  $0.26
  • 18. 2/6/12 20OnCenterMunicipal Parking p gGarage Bio-Infiltration
  • 19. 2/6/12 21Before Townsend Parking Lot (“Lot B”) and Townsend Median
  • 20. 2/6/12 22Vegetated Infiltration Beds, 90 Trees Planted
  • 21. Base Course Asphalt Installed prior to winter shutdown
  • 22. Volume capture: 975,000 gallons/year
  • 23. 2/6/12 25 Project 50! P jBeyond the Civic Strip: y p Green Streets
  • 24. 2/6/12 Linking with Major Transportation g j p 26 Reconstruction Creates Green Progress Phase 1: Contracts 1 and 2 Ph 1 C t t dImage – Barton & Loguidice
  • 25. Connective Corridor 2/6/12 27 Capture Area: 6.75 ac Run‐off Reduction: 5.16  MG/Year Construction Cost: $948,700 (bid) $/gallon Runoff Capture $0.18 $/gallon CSO Reduction $0.26 $0 26
  • 26. Connective Corridor 2/6/12 28 Image – Barton & Loguidice
  • 27. 2/6/12City Road Reconstruction: Pavement Removal 29at Geddes StreetGI Technology: BioretentionProject Owner: City of SyracuseCapture Area: 29,700 square feetRun‐off Reduction: 523,000 gallons/yearConstruction Cost: 3, ( ) $203,000 (bid)$/gallon: $0.55Status: completed
  • 28. 2/6/12 30 Project 50! P jCSO Treatment Wetlands
  • 29. CSO Treatment Wetland ProjectCompensatory Storage Project Completed in 2011 CSO 018 Proposed Constructed Wetland Harbor Brook
  • 30. Treatment Wetland Eliminates CSO 018 2/6/12 32 (up to design storm)• 144 Acre CSO basin• 40 overflows / year• Significant Nutrient Removal• Partner with SUNY ESF Stay tuned for  presentation  presentation on this project  in 2013 in 2013
  • 31. 2/6/12 33Project 50!P jGreen Parks
  • 32. Rosamond Gifford Zoo Elephant Exhibit, 2011 p , GI T h l GI Technology:6,000 sq.ft. Green roofGreen Roof Project Owner: County Capture Area:Porous , q 6,000 square feetpavement, Runoff Reduction:and rain 114,000 gallons/yearbarrels forstormwater Construction Cost:  C i  C  reuse $183,900 $/gallon: $2.27
  • 33. Creekwalk Project Greening: Jefferson to Walton Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBefore Bioretention Bi i Rain GardenFlexi-paveFlexi pavePorous Walkway Porous Asphalt Volume capture: 135,000 gallons/year Parking Lot
  • 34. Creekwalk Project Greening: Walton to Fayette Porous Concrete Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBeforeRe-establishedNatural Stream Bank Volume capture: 119,000 gallons/year
  • 35. 2/6/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 37 •GI Technology: Rain gardens R i   d •Project Owner: County/City •Capture Area: 39,000 square feet •Run off Reduction   •Run‐off Reduction:  680,000 gallons/year •Construction Cost: $300,000 (bid) •$/gallon: $0.62 Green Infrastructure Concept for the Zoo Entrance  p
  • 36. 2/6/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 38 Bio-infiltration Systems capture runoff from surrounding streets
  • 37. 2/6/12 39 Project 50! P jGreen Schools
  • 38. 2/6/12Hughes Magnet School g g 40 New Parking Lot captures runoff from school roof h l f and upper lot
  • 39. 2/6/12 41 Project 50! P jGreen Parking Lots g
  • 40. 2/6/12Sunnycrest Park Arena Parking Lot 42 GI Technology: Porous pavement Rain garden R i   d Project Owner: Syracuse Parks  Dept. Capture Area: 7, q 107,000 square feet Run‐off Reduction: 1,876,000  gallons/year Construction Cost:  $303,000 (bid) Map of Proposed Sunnycrest Arena Parking Lot Project $/gallon: $0.22
  • 41. Installation of Storage and Infiltration Systems
  • 42. 2/6/12 44Combination of bio-retention, bio retention porous asphalt, and subsurface storage and infiltration systems
  • 43. 2/6/12Sunnycrest Park Golf Parking Lot y g 45 •GI Technology: Stream Inflow Removal Rain garden Pavement Removal •Project Owner: City of Syracuse Parks Dept. City of Syracuse Parks Dept •Capture Area: 48,000 square feet •Run‐off Reduction:  843,000 gallons/yr Construction Cost: •Construction Cost: $363,000 (bid) •$/gallon: $0.52
  • 44. 2/6/12Sunnycrest Park Golf Parking Lot y g 46 Bio-retention Bio retention and Infiltration System (Standard Asphalt Parking Lot re-graded)
  • 45. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 47Planning for Widespread Implementation of GIPlanning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Opportunity/Idea Coordination  New Project Form j  Database and GIS Management Projects include: Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Schools,  Libraries, Parks, Firehouses, Post Offices, Streets (commercial  Lib i P k Fi h P t Offi St t ( i l and residential), Water Reuse, Wetlands, Roofs, Vacant Lots ▫ Concept Development p p  Site Visit, watershed identification, BMP Identification  Calculator (capture and preliminary cost estimate)
  • 46. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 48Planning for Widespread Implementation of GIPlanning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Landowner Endorsement  Bi‐weekly City‐County Coordination Meeting y y y g (if you think you can do this without a lot of coordination and  meetings ‐ you can not) ▫ Field Work and Permitting Field Work and Permitting  Survey (including utility identification)  Soils Testing (infiltration) g( )  Environmental Analysis (Phase 1, Analytic Testing, etc.)  SERP (SEQR, SHPO, SWPPP/NEPA/Landmark Preservation, etc.)
  • 47. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 49Designing 50+ Projects ▫ 50% Plans  Design Guidance Manual  Design Workflow (flow chart) kfl (fl h ) ▫ 90% Plans and Specifications ▫ Final (for Construction) Plans Specifications and Bid Forms Final (for Construction) Plans, Specifications, and Bid Forms  Comment Adjudication/ Quality Assurance ▫ Cost Estimating  At Concept and 90% ▫ D i C di ti Design Coordination  WEEKLY Design and Construction Review Meeting
  • 48. 2/6/12 50East Water Street Gateway: Case StudyProject Features: ▫ Bike Boulevard ▫ Traffic Calming ▫ Private/Commercial collaboration ▫ Porous Paver Parking Lanes ▫ Curb Extensions Curb Extensions ▫ Robust Tree Planter systems• Challenges Include: Challenges Include: ▫ Mid‐street pedestrian crossing ▫ Snow plow considerations p ▫ Turning radii for tractor trailers
  • 49. 2/6/12 51Water Street Gateway Project Concept GI Technology: Infiltration trench  and porous pavers Project Owner: City of Syracuse Capture Area: 53,000 square feet    f t Runoff Reduction: 924,000 gallons/yr Construction Cost:  $920,000 (bid) $/gallon: $1.00 $/gallon: $1 00
  • 50. Water Street Gateway Project y j 2/6/12 52 Before
  • 51. Water Street Gateway Project y j 2/6/12 53 During
  • 52. 2/6/12 54After
  • 53. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 55• Procurement ▫ Contract Documents: Bundling projects as appropriate ▫ Advertisement: Pre‐Bid Meeting, Addendum, Bid• Construction ▫ Services During Construction  Clarifications, RFIs, Modifications, Change Orders, etc. ▫ Construction Inspection  PrimaVera Construction Manager Construction Manager ▫ Project Completion Reports  $/gallon accounting  Post‐project communication on challenges/successes
  • 54. 2/6/12Other Program Elements 56• Legislative Agenda ▫ Existing City Ordinances (Stormwater, Tree, Sidewalk) ▫ New and Innovative City Ordinances: Permission• Enhanced Street Tree Program: 8500 new street trees Enhanced Street Tree Program: 8500 new street trees• Rain Barrel Program: 650 and counting (Goal: 3600)• Vacant Lot Program Vacant Lot Program• Grant Funding: Federal/State successes• Green Improvement Fund: Onondaga County’s Green Improvement Fund: Onondaga County s Public‐Private‐Partnership for Incentivizing GI ▫ Grants up to $200,000 ▫ Stay tuned for a presentation on this, next year!
  • 55. GIF: Porous Pavers at Hotel Skyler y 2/6/12 57 Porous Paver Parking Lot
  • 56. 2/6/12Public Education and Outreach 58• STR Website: www.SaveTheRain.us• Monthly Report: for ACJ Parties County Legislature Monthly Report: for ACJ Parties, County Legislature• Coalition Partners / Stakeholders  City of Syracuse (DPW, Engineering, Law, School District,  y y ( g g Parks, Zoning, Codes, etc.)  ACJ Parties (NYS DEC, ASLF): Policy Committee  Academic Community (SU SUNY ESF) Academic Community (SU, SUNY ESF)  Community Groups / NFPs  Business Community, Large Landowners (hospitals)  General Public  Manufacturers / Vendors / Suppliers  Engineering Community Engineering Community  Construction Community (M/WBEs), Bidders Wanted!
  • 57. 2/6/12Maintenance 59• Asset Management ▫ Asset Definition: Location,  quantity, etc. ▫ Standard Maintenance  d d Procedures (SMPs) ▫ Computerized Maintenance Computerized Maintenance  Management System  (Maximo)
  • 58. 2/6/12 60Case S dC Study:C yCity Lot #3Project Descriptionpprovides overviewof constructed GIfor field crew
  • 59. Engineered Stormwater Plan provides detail 2/6/12 61on the system as constructed
  • 60. Educating the Maintenance Staff with 2/6/12 62GI Technology Fact Sheets
  • 61. 2/6/12 63Maximo as CMMS tool for WEP GreenInfrastructure Program• Work orders include: ▫ Maintenance activities/step by step directions M i i ii / b di i ▫ Tools/equipment (including costs) ▫ Planned time to complete Planned time to complete ▫ Actual maintenance info is loaded back into  Maximo after completion Maximo after completion• Example maintenance task for E‐06 Porous  Pavement Vacuuming follows… Pavement Vacuuming follows
  • 62. 2/6/12Measuring Progress: Monitoring 65• ACJ Compliance ▫ Annual Report: April l l  SWMM : Volume Capture  Goal: 246 MG/Yr by 2018 Goal: 246 MG/Yr by 2018  Ambient Monitoring Program (AMP): Water Quality  Goal: Wet Weather Standards• Net Environmental Benefit Analysis• Funding Sources and Financial Tracking
  • 63. 2/6/12Save the Rain: 2012 66• Focus on Efficiency over Quantity ▫ Improved Constructability ▫ Lower Maintenance• Unit Price ‐ Quantity Based Construction Procurements  ▫ Civil Site Work Contract ▫ Landscape Installation and Maintenance Contract ▫P tW Post‐Warranty Maintenance Contract, conducted by t M i t C t t d t db Conservation Corps (Community Based Green Jobs)
  • 64. Thank You! Questions? Please Visit us at www.SaveTheRain.us

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