Explore what green infrastructure looks like in Buffalo.
We champion green infrastructure solutions because they provide opportunities for a holistic approach to managing stormwater, while positively impacting the city’s triple bottom line and supporting Mayor Byron W. Brown’s vision to make Buffalo a more sustainable, equitable city.
As part of Rain Check 1.0, Buffalo Sewer and its partners across government and in the community have completed a number of green infrastructure projects on roadways, parking lots and vacant lots across Buffalo.
Explore Buffalo Sewer’s first generation of green infrastructure investments across Buffalo. Learn about Buffalo’s stormwater challenge, our initial array of green infrastructure projects, and how we’ll take this work to the next level as Rain Check 2.0 gets underway.
Partner with us on green opportunities for Buffalo
Buffalo Sewer is working to identify green opportunities in six sewer basins in Buffalo. Learn more about these partnerships for green opportunities, or contact us to learn how you can get involved.
Learn how green infrastructure is part of Buffalo Sewer’s Long Term Control Plan
Buffalo Sewer has developed a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) to abate CSO discharges from its sewer system. The plan contains a balance of traditional gray infrastructure, “smart” solutions that use real time control sensors, and innovative “green” solutions. The LTCP was developed in consultation with a community stakeholder panel and benefited from formal and informal stakeholder input over the past decade.