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Buffalo's Hamburg Drain CSO and Revitalizing the Erie Canal

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Buffalo is implementing ambitious plans to redevelop its waterfront, emphasizing the history of the original Erie Canal terminus and commercial slip. There is a catch – the terminus of the Canal is shared by the Hamburg Drain, a major CSO owned by the Buffalo Sewer Authority. To make Buffalo's waterfront development successful, the CSO's discharges must be addressed before entering the canal terminus. This is being accomplished in two phases: 1) a recirculation pumping system and cascade aeration to promote flushing, maintain dissolved oxygen levels and control odors in the terminus, and 2) a screening facility to abate unsightly floatable material from the Hamburg Drain

Keywords: CSO treatment; combined sewer system remediation; floatables abatement; receiving stream water quality improvement

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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