Brown and Caldwell Home Page
Technical Papers RECENT PAPERS    ALL PAPERS      LOG IN

Brown and Caldwell engineers and scientists are technical and thought leaders in the environmental sector. Meet the people who have been advancing innovation for more than 70 years.
Author      Title/Abstract      


CSO Floatables Abatement: How Onondaga County is Screening, Booming and Banging Its Way to Floatables Control
Author: Daniel P. Davis, Dwight MacArthur, Stephen Martin
Date: 5/202
Presented at the Collection Systems 2002 Conference, May 29-June1, 2002, San Francisco, CA.

The City of Syracuse has approximately 164,000 people and is located in Onondaga County, New York. Approximately 40 percent of the City's 16,600 acres are served by a combined sewer system. Each of the 66 combined sewer overflows (CSO) discharge into one of three receiving streams that are tributary to Onondaga Lake. Onondaga Lake has become a topic of national interest as one of the most polluted lakes in the U.S. After a period of more than 30 years of evaluating the CSO problem, including demonstrating various abatement technologies, characterizing the sewer system and receiving waters, implementing a BMP program and performing extensive cost/benefit analyses, a comprehensive CSO abatement program for the City of Syracuse is underway. The cost of the program is estimated at $144 million.