Combined Sewer Overflows: The BSA’s Long Term Control Plan

The Buffalo Sewer Authority (BSA) has developed this website to provide information about the development of their Long Term control Plan (LTCP) for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) improvements. The purpose of this site is to provide a better understanding of CSOs and present what the BSA is proactively doing to minimize the occurrence of CSOs and improve water quality for the residents of Buffalo.

The BSA submitted its LTCP to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 30, 2012.  In December 2012, the EPA and NYSDEC (collectively referred to as the Regulatory Agencies) provided comments on the April 2012 LTCP. Based on the comments provided by the Regulatory Agencies, the LTCP has been revised in general to include a Green Infrastructure Master Plan, an update to the No Feasible Alternatives Analysis, and address a number of other comments. The final LTCP (January 2014) reflects the revisions developed by the BSA in response to those comments and concurred with by the Regulatory Agencies in October 2013. For more information on the January 2014 LTCP, click below:

January 2014 LTCP

The BSA continues to move forward with several LTCP-related projects. For more information on these projects, click below:

Ongoing Projects

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