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Save the Rain: Controlling the Good Water/Bad Water Dilemma

Tom Rhoads, Commissioner, Onondaga County Dept of Water Environment Protection

Matthew Marko, Vice President, CH2M HILL

Presented at New York State Association of Counties Fall Seminar

September 12, 2012

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  • Showed to Judge as part of proof to show how to get 10MG
  • Showed to Judge as part of proof to show how to get 10MG
  • 90Trees, improved access, organization, and provided ADA spaces.
  • Connective Corridor, saves earth moving costs
  • Connective Corridor, saves earth moving costs
  • This table provides a seasonal summary of Maintenance Activities – GI Maintenance has different seasonal requirements, particularly the GI that features landscape elements (i.e. rain gardens).Use as a guide to plan maintenance activities for GI projects throughout the calendar year.
  • Example of a Maintenance Report Log. Prepared for OCDWEP as part of their maintenance management system; OCDWEP: Requires documentation for each SMP and requests active participation from others

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  • 1. Save the Rain: Controlling the Good Water/Bad Water DilemmaJoanne M. Mahoney, County ExecutiveOnondaga Lake Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ) Compliance Program New York State Association of Counties 2012 Fall Seminar Tom Rhoads, Commissioner OCDWEP Matthew Marko, Vice President CH2M HILL
  • 2. 2/6/12Onondaga County, City of Syracuse 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 consolidation of ammonia and phosphorus treatment and Harbor Max Depth: 63 feet Brook conveyances and RTF 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 and lake • Community revitalization Major Milestones • 89.5% capture/elimination by 12/31/2013 • 95% capture/elimination by 12/31/2018
  • 5. Gray Infrastructure Program Builds on 2/6/12 5 10 Years of System ImprovementsAmmonia decreased from 8,000 pounds per day (ppd) to less than 50 ppd Phosphorus decreased from 300 ppd to 50 ppd
  • 6. Midland Regional Treatment Facility (RTF) 6 2/6/12Advanced Despite Community Opposition 2009-2010 Performance Flow to Facility 228.8 MG Treated/Creek 123.2 MG Discharge METRO 99.6 MG Treatment Bypassed 6 MG
  • 7. County Transitions from RTFs to Storage 2/6/12 7 and Strategic Gray Projects• Harbor Brook Interceptor (ARRA)• Midland Conveyance (CSO 044)• Sewer separation projects • CSO 022, CSO 045• Clinton Storage Facility• Harbor Brook Storage FacilityFacilities Planning: Floatable Controls And, All New Gray Projects Include Green Elements!
  • 8. Clinton Storage Facility 2/6/12 8  Design Challenges  Underground Storage Required  Gravity In, Pump Out  High Chloride Groundwater – 80,000 mg/l  ACJ Milestone – Tight Schedule  Downtown Syracuse – noise, construction traffic, parking mitigation, coordination with businessesMay 2012
  • 9. Clinton Storage 2/6/12 August 9
  • 10. Harbor Brook Storage Facility 2/6/12 10  Design Challenges  Underground Storage Preferred  Gravity In, Pump Out  High Chloride Groundwater  Contaminated Soils  Limited Site  Hydraulics – CSO Overflow Weirs, Brook Elevation, Flood Elevation
  • 11. County Executive Mahoney Announces “Project 50!” 2/6/12 11 “Onondaga County will construct fifty distinct green infrastructure projects to return rain water and snow melt to the ground instead of our sewer system.” Joanne M. Mahoney, State of the County Address, March 1, 2011 Syracuse becomes one of first ten Green Cities Paradigm shifts from planning to construction
  • 12. Green (and Gray) Infrastructure Program Management 2/6/12 12Need 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 ▫ Department can focus on existing operations, and Gray Program projects, while learning to integrate with GI • Role of the Green Program Manager ▫ Develop strategy that meets ACJ milestones ▫ Provide GI expertise on applications, design standards, construction, and maintenance ▫ Prioritize opportunities based on diverse, dynamic factors ▫ Transition to a fully County operated GI Program by 2018
  • 13. 2/6/12 13 Project 50!Construction
  • 14. Onondaga County 2/6/12 14Civic Strip OnCenter Convention Center 66,000 Square Foot Green Roof
  • 15. 2/6/12 15
  • 16. 2/6/12 16
  • 17. Onondaga County 2/6/12 19Civic Strip War Memorial Cistern Reuse System
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 2/6/12First Commercial Green Street: Harrison Street 21BEFORE: Stormwater enters catch AFTER: Stormwater is diverted tobasins and is directly connected to Green Streets and only overflows tosewer sewer when necessary
  • 20. 2/6/12First Commercial Green Street: Harrison Street 23
  • 21. 2/6/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot: 290 green spaces 24 GI Technology: Perimeter porous asphalt and tree infiltration trench Project Owner: County Capture Area: 134,000 square feet Runoff Reduction: 2,360,000 gallons/year Construction Cost: $812,000 (bid) $/gallon: $0.48
  • 22. Installation of Stone Storage Bed
  • 23. 2/6/12OnCenter Surface Parking Lot 26 Porous Asphalt Perimeter
  • 24. 2/6/12OnCenter Municipal Parking Garage 27 GI Technology: Roof leaders to rain gardens Project Owner: County Capture Area: 72,500 square feet Runoff Reduction: 1,277,000 gallons/year Construction Cost: $234,000 (bid) $/gallon: $0.26
  • 25. 2/6/12 28OnCenterMunicipal ParkingGarage Bio-Infiltration
  • 26. 2/6/12 29
  • 27. 2/6/12 30Before Townsend Parking Lot (“Lot B”)
  • 28. 2/6/12 31Vegetated InfiltrationBeds, 90 Trees Planted
  • 29. Base Course Asphalt Installed prior to winter shutdown
  • 30. Volume capture: 975,000 gallons/year
  • 31. 2/6/12 34 Project 50!Beyond the Civic Strip: Green Streets
  • 32. 2/6/12 Linking with Major Transportation 35 Reconstruction Creates Green Progress Phase 1: Contracts 1 and 2Image – Barton & Loguidice
  • 33. Connective Corridor 2/6/12 36 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
  • 34. Connective Corridor 2/6/12 37 Image – Barton & Loguidice
  • 35. Connective Corridor 2/6/12 38
  • 36. 2/6/12City Road Reconstruction: Pavement Removal 39at Geddes StreetGI Technology: BioretentionProject Owner: City of SyracuseCapture Area: 29,700 square feetRun-off Reduction: 523,000 gallons/yearConstruction Cost: $203,000 (bid)$/gallon: $0.55Status: completed
  • 37. 2/6/12 40 Project 50!CSO Treatment Wetlands
  • 38. CSO Treatment Wetland ProjectCompensatory Storage Project Completed in 2011 CSO 018 Proposed Constructed Wetland Harbor Brook
  • 39. Treatment Wetland Eliminates CSO 018 2/6/12 42 (up to design storm) • 144 Acre CSO basin • 40 overflows / year • Significant Nutrient Removal • Partner with SUNY ESF
  • 40. 2/6/12 43Project 50!Green Parks
  • 41. Rosamond Gifford Zoo Elephant Exhibit, 2011 GI Technology:6,000 sq.ft. Green roofGreen Roof Project Owner: County Capture Area:Porous 6,000 square feetpavement, Runoff Reduction:and rain 114,000 gallons/yearbarrels forstormwater Construction Cost:reuse $183,900 $/gallon: $2.27
  • 42. Creekwalk Project Greening: Jefferson to Walton Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBefore Bioretention Rain GardenFlexi-pavePorous Walkway Porous Asphalt Volume capture: 135,000 gallons/year Parking Lot
  • 43. Creekwalk Project Greening: Walton to Fayette Porous Concrete Porous Asphalt Strip in Parking LotBeforeRe-establishedNatural Stream Bank Volume capture: 119,000 gallons/year
  • 44. 2/6/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 47 •GI Technology: Rain gardens •Project Owner: County/City •Capture Area: 39,000 square feet •Run-off Reduction: 680,000 gallons/year •Construction Cost: $300,000 (bid) •$/gallon: $0.62 Green Infrastructure Concept for the Zoo Entrance
  • 45. 2/6/12Rosamond Gifford Zoo Entrance Enhancement 48 Bio-infiltration Systems capture runoff from surrounding streets
  • 46. 2/6/12 49 Project 50!Green Schools
  • 47. 2/6/12Hughes Magnet School 50 New Parking Lot captures runoff from school roof and upper lot
  • 48. 2/6/12 51 Project 50!Green Parking Lots
  • 49. 2/6/12Sunnycrest Park Arena Parking Lot 52 GI Technology: Porous pavement Rain garden Project Owner: Syracuse Parks Dept. Capture Area: 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
  • 50. Installation of Storage and Infiltration Systems
  • 51. 2/6/12 54Combination of bio- retention, por ous asphalt, and subsurface storage and infiltration systems
  • 52. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 55Planning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Opportunity/Idea Coordination  New Project Form  Database and GIS Management Projects include: Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Schools, Libraries, Parks, Firehouses, Post Offices, Streets (commercial and residential), Water Reuse, Wetlands, Roofs, Vacant Lots ▫ Concept Development  Site Visit, watershed identification, BMP Identification  Calculator (capture and preliminary cost estimate)
  • 53. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 56Planning for Widespread Implementation of GI ▫ Landowner Endorsement  Bi-weekly City-County Coordination Meeting (if you think you can do this without a lot of coordination and meetings - you can not) ▫ Field Work and Permitting  Survey (including utility identification)  Soils Testing (infiltration)  Environmental Analysis (Phase 1, Analytic Testing, etc.)  SERP (SEQR, SHPO, SWPPP/NEPA/Landmark Preservation, etc.)
  • 54. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 57Designing 50+ Projects ▫ 50% Plans  Design Guidance Manual  Design Workflow (flow chart) ▫ 90% Plans and Specifications ▫ Final (for Construction) Plans, Specifications, and Bid Forms  Comment Adjudication/ Quality Assurance ▫ Cost Estimating  At Concept and 90% ▫ Design Coordination  WEEKLY Design and Construction Review Meeting
  • 55. 2/6/12 58East Water Street Gateway: Case StudyProject Features: ▫ Bike Boulevard ▫ Traffic Calming ▫ Private/Commercial collaboration ▫ Porous Paver Parking Lanes ▫ Curb Extensions ▫ Robust Tree Planter systems• Challenges Include: ▫ Mid-street pedestrian crossing ▫ Snow plow considerations ▫ Turning radii for tractor trailers
  • 56. 2/6/12 59Water Street Gateway Project Concept GI Technology: Infiltration trench and porous pavers Project Owner: City of Syracuse Capture Area: 53,000 square feet Runoff Reduction: 924,000 gallons/yr Construction Cost: $920,000 (bid) $/gallon: $1.00
  • 57. Water Street Gateway Project 2/6/12 60 Before
  • 58. Water Street Gateway Project 2/6/12 61 During
  • 59. 2/6/12 62After
  • 60. 2/6/12 63After
  • 61. 2/6/12 64
  • 62. 2/6/12Project 50: Shifting the Paradigm 65• 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 ▫ Project Completion Reports  $/gallon accounting  Post-project communication on challenges/successes
  • 63. 2/6/12Other Program Elements 66• Legislative Agenda ▫ Existing City Ordinances (Stormwater, Tree, Sidewalk) ▫ New and Innovative City Ordinances: Permission• Enhanced Street Tree Program: 8500 new street trees• Rain Barrel Program: 650 and counting (Goal: 3600)• Vacant Lot Program• Grant Funding: Federal/State successes• 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!
  • 64. GIF: Porous Pavers at Hotel Skyler 2/6/12 67 Porous Paver Parking Lot
  • 65. 2/6/12Public Education and Outreach 68• STR Website: www.SaveTheRain.us• Monthly Report: for ACJ Parties, County Legislature• Coalition Partners / Stakeholders  City of Syracuse (DPW, Engineering, Law, School District, Parks, Zoning, Codes, etc.)  ACJ Parties (NYS DEC, ASLF): Policy Committee  Academic Community (SU, SUNY ESF)  Community Groups / NFPs  Business Community, Large Landowners (hospitals)  General Public  Manufacturers / Vendors / Suppliers  Engineering Community  Construction Community (M/WBEs), Bidders Wanted!
  • 66. But… what about Maintenance? 2/6/12 69The Paradigm Shifts Again• Asset Management ▫ Asset Definition: Location, quantity, make/model, etc. ▫ Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMPs) ▫ Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo)• Onondaga County is committed to maintaining its investment in Green (and Gray) Infrastructure!
  • 67. 2/6/12 Maintenance Training: March 2012 70 Developed GI Maintenance Manual ▫ Conducted 1st annual training session  50+ participants, including• Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection (OCDWEP)• Syracuse Department of Public Works• Syracuse Water Department• Syracuse Parks and Recreation• Bureau of Planning and Sustainability• Syracuse City School District• Town of Geddes• Syracuse University• Onondaga Earth Corp.• Peoples Equal Action and Community Effort• Syracuse Downtown Committee• Atlantic States Legal Foundation• Central New York Community Foundation• Syracuse Model Neighborhood Corp. (SMNC)
  • 68. 2/6/12 71What is GI Maintenance?▫ 13 Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMPs) have been prepared for OCDWEP
  • 69. Every GI Asset that needs maintenance 2/6/12 72has an associated SMP
  • 70. 2/6/12 73Maintenance: Seasonal Considerations
  • 71. 2/6/12Maintenance Report Log(s) 74
  • 72. 2/6/12 75Maximo is the CMMS tool WEP is usingfor Asset Management Program• Work orders include: ▫ Maintenance activities/step by step directions ▫ Tools/equipment (including costs) ▫ Planned time to complete ▫ Actual maintenance info is loaded back into Maximo after completion• Example maintenance task for E-06 Porous Pavement Vacuuming follows…
  • 73. 2/6/12Maintenance: Labor Costs 77• Contracted with local non- profit, Onondaga Earth Corps• Fall 2011: 4 sites maintained under pilot effort ($14,000)• 2012: Annual Contract for $19,000 (4 sites) ▫ Spring and Fall, with periodic support as needed (up to 3x) ▫ Major landscape activities – weed, mulch, trim veggie, trash removal• WEP Staff performs vacuuming of porous pavements ▫ Spring + Fall ▫ Labor Costs being calculated
  • 74. 2/6/12Measuring Progress: Monitoring 78• ACJ Compliance ▫ Annual Report: April  SWMM : Volume Capture  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
  • 75. 2/6/12Save the Rain: 2012-2013 79• Focus on Efficiency over Quantity ▫ Improved Constructability ▫ Lower Maintenance• Utilize SWMM for prioritization of project location• Unit Price - Quantity Based Construction Procurements ▫ Civil Site Work Contract ▫ Landscape Installation and Maintenance Contract ▫ Post-Warranty Maintenance Contract, conducted by Conservation Corps (Community Based Green Jobs)• Asset Management Consultant contracted
  • 76. Thank You! Questions? Please visit us at www.SaveTheRain.us