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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.