2004 LTCP

In January 2000, the BSA retained a consortium of nationally recognized and local consultants to develop a LTCP to fulfill the requirements of the USEPA CSO Control Policy as well as the requirements of the BSA’s SPDES permit.  The first component of developing a LTCP was to define the system’s existing conditions, and included:

  • Mapping the collection system
  • Conducting a flow and rainfall monitoring program
  • Performing a water quality sampling program
  • Developing a Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) – a hydraulic model of collection system

The next component was the development of the LTCP, which included analyzing alternatives, balancing cost benefits, and recommending an implementation schedule.

In July 2004, the BSA submitted their LTCP Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).  After receiving comments from the NYSDEC in 2006, both the NYSDEC and USEPA requested that additional evaluations be performed.  These additional LTCP efforts started in 2008 and consisted of:

  • Additional Flow/Rainfall Monitoring
  • Collection System Model Refinement
  • Water Quality Sampling
  • Receiving Water Quality Model Development
  • Revised Financial Capability Analysis

Additionally, the BSA also began implementing over $30 Million in CSO Controls and Improvements (known as the Phase I Projects) since 2004.

Click below to access the Executive Summary from the BSA’s 2004 LTCP Report.  Please note the 2004 LTCP was not finalized and did not receive approval from the regulatory agencies.  The current LTCP project will revise and update the 2004 LTCP Report.   If you would like more information about the 2004 LTCP Report, please use the contact email address (LTCP@sa.ci.buffalo.ny.us) for your request.

BSA 2004 LTCP Executive Summary

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