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.

Take an online tour of highlights from Buffalo’s first generation of Rain Check

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.

>Take the online tour

Read the Rain Check 1.0 Report

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.

>Read the Rain Check 1.0 Report

 

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 about Partnerships for Green Opportunities

 

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.

>Read Buffalo Sewer’s Long Term Control Plan

>Learn more about Combined Sewer Overflows