Rain Check is a Mayor Byron W. Brown effort to manage and protect Buffalo’s water quality and quantity. This stormwater management effort, led by the Buffalo Sewer Authority, is informed by the Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan and Green Infrastructure Master Plan.

In 2014, the partnership between the Buffalo Sewer Authority and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo attracted a national grant from Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. The development of Rain Check and its initial public engagement campaign was funded through this grant.

This effort is fueled by the many local experts on water quality and stormwater management. The expertise of the Buffalo Sewer Authority is complemented by our community partners at Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER and PUSH Buffalo.