Successfully reported this slideshow.
Working Together: A Case Study Involving Community Stakeholders During the Design of the CSO 044 Conveyance Project Ononda...
Presentation Agenda•   Project Background•   Project Issues•   Methodology•   Lessons Learned                         2
CSO 044 Conveyance ProjectBackground• Large CSO (115 acre sewershed)• Midland Avenue CSO Regional Treatment  Facility (RTF...
Project Site               4
Project Issues• Deep excavation (approximately 40 feet)• Installation of steel sheeting• Heavy equipment in close proximit...
Methodology• Work with the community early in the design  process.                                                6
Identify Community Leaders•   Neighborhood organizations•   Community Centers•   Prominent Faith Centers•   Schools• Syrac...
Community Learns why the Projectis Important• Will improve the health of the creek• Court-mandated project• Can provide th...
Project Team Learns what isImportant to the Community•   Construction Traffic•   Idling Trucks•   Dust Control•   Abovegro...
Construction Traffic• Included the City ordinance in the Project  Documents ▫ Limited construction traffic to City of Syra...
Idling Trucks• City ordinance did not exist• Required Contractor and his subcontractors to  turn off trucks if not part of...
Dust control• Requirements to control dust included in the  Project Documents and enforced during  construction           ...
Aboveground Features                       13
14
• Insert picture of before                             15
Information and Communication• Multiple workshops throughout design• Presented project at SUN meetings• Construction updat...
Project Restoration• Bioretention basin• Bioinfiltration swales• Recycling of captured stormwater to perform  supplemental...
Project Restoration     Image source: Google Earth Pro                                      18
Additional Community Meetings• Onondaga Environmental Institute• Onondaga Earth Corps                                     19
Additional Community Meetings• Educated the community on the importance of  stormwater management• Discussed project resto...
The Community Spoke…• Trail for Education and Demonstration ▫   Porous walkway/bike way ▫   Exercise, walking and educatio...
DesignElements• Rain gardens• Porous  pavement  educational trail  (with signage)• Butterfly garden                      22
23
24
Lessons Learned - Successes• Communication and Education• Start early• Work with established community groups ▫ Establish ...
Lessons Learned - Improvements• Start earlier• Ensure you’re meeting with the right  stakeholders                         ...
Acknowledgements•   Onondaga County•   CDM/C&S, A Joint Venture•   Landscape & Prospect•   Onondaga Environmental Institut...
Thank You!             Questions ?                           www.SaveTheRain.us
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Education & Outreach CSO044 - NYWEA 2012

1,543 views

Published on

What originally began as a means to provide plantings to disguise aboveground features on the project, evolved into a public educational area which is anticipated to include rain gardens, porous pavements, and a bicycle and pedestrian path. The process that the County, its engineers, and the community stakeholders participated in to shape the CSO project restoration into a design that will meet the project needs of all involved will be discussed, in addition to “lessons learned”.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Education & Outreach CSO044 - NYWEA 2012

  1. 1. Working Together: A Case Study Involving Community Stakeholders During the Design of the CSO 044 Conveyance Project Onondaga County, New YorkPresenter: Co-Authors:Kristin Angello, PE Nicholas CapozzaMalcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of ARCADIS Onondaga County Department of Water EnvironmentPresented at: ProtectionNew York Water Environment Association84th Annual Meeting Donald Geisser, PENew York, NY Malcolm Pirnie, the WaterFebruary 7, 2011 Division of ARCADIS Joanne Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive
  2. 2. Presentation Agenda• Project Background• Project Issues• Methodology• Lessons Learned 2
  3. 3. CSO 044 Conveyance ProjectBackground• Large CSO (115 acre sewershed)• Midland Avenue CSO Regional Treatment Facility (RTF) located nearby ▫ 2.5 MG and 330 cfs storage and treatment facility• Extend existing conveyances 500 linear feet to CSO 044• 96-inch diameter pipe, with conveyance flushing 3
  4. 4. Project Site 4
  5. 5. Project Issues• Deep excavation (approximately 40 feet)• Installation of steel sheeting• Heavy equipment in close proximity to residences• Loss of normal vehicular access to properties• Closure of several roads and sidewalks 5
  6. 6. Methodology• Work with the community early in the design process. 6
  7. 7. Identify Community Leaders• Neighborhood organizations• Community Centers• Prominent Faith Centers• Schools• Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN)• Partnership for Onondaga Creek 7
  8. 8. Community Learns why the Projectis Important• Will improve the health of the creek• Court-mandated project• Can provide the community with an opportunity to “build it better”• Also a chance to explain anticipated disruptions 8
  9. 9. Project Team Learns what isImportant to the Community• Construction Traffic• Idling Trucks• Dust Control• Aboveground Features• Information and Communication 9
  10. 10. Construction Traffic• Included the City ordinance in the Project Documents ▫ Limited construction traffic to City of Syracuse Designated Truck Routes• Required Contractor and subcontractors to adhere to ordinance 10
  11. 11. Idling Trucks• City ordinance did not exist• Required Contractor and his subcontractors to turn off trucks if not part of active construction 11
  12. 12. Dust control• Requirements to control dust included in the Project Documents and enforced during construction 12
  13. 13. Aboveground Features 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. • Insert picture of before 15
  16. 16. Information and Communication• Multiple workshops throughout design• Presented project at SUN meetings• Construction updates provided at SUN meetings 16
  17. 17. Project Restoration• Bioretention basin• Bioinfiltration swales• Recycling of captured stormwater to perform supplemental conveyance flushing 17
  18. 18. Project Restoration Image source: Google Earth Pro 18
  19. 19. Additional Community Meetings• Onondaga Environmental Institute• Onondaga Earth Corps 19
  20. 20. Additional Community Meetings• Educated the community on the importance of stormwater management• Discussed project restoration• Facilitated a brainstorming discussion as to how the community wanted their neighborhood restored 20
  21. 21. The Community Spoke…• Trail for Education and Demonstration ▫ Porous walkway/bike way ▫ Exercise, walking and educational opportunities ▫ Rain gardens ▫ Educational stations ▫ Butterfly garden 21
  22. 22. DesignElements• Rain gardens• Porous pavement educational trail (with signage)• Butterfly garden 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. 24
  25. 25. Lessons Learned - Successes• Communication and Education• Start early• Work with established community groups ▫ Establish relationships and advocates ▫ Have youth and community leadership speak and present at the public meetings 25
  26. 26. Lessons Learned - Improvements• Start earlier• Ensure you’re meeting with the right stakeholders 26
  27. 27. Acknowledgements• Onondaga County• CDM/C&S, A Joint Venture• Landscape & Prospect• Onondaga Environmental Institute• Onondaga Earth Corps 27
  28. 28. Thank You! Questions ? www.SaveTheRain.us

×