Onondaga County received the U.S. Water Prize for its Save the Rain program, a combined sewer overflow (CSO) abatement/water quality program focused on balancing the use of conventional wastewater/stormwater treatment technologies, with advanced, innovative green infrastructure best management practices.

Syracuse EFC is leading a Green Infrastructure Outreach and Education project for Onondaga County to grow the “Save The Rain” campaign, which aims to teach residents and businesses about the importance of capturing stormwater to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

The United States Water Prize is administered by the U.S. Water Alliance, and honors individuals, institutions, and organizations that have made an outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable solutions to our nation’s water challenges. Created, sponsored and administered by the U.S. Water Alliance, the United States Water Prize is the first of its kind to recognize successful efforts in protecting and improving the health of watersheds in this county.

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