The Water Quality Improvement Program, a program within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Environmental Protection Fund, has awarded $61.5 million for water quality improvement and pollution reduction projects. The funding will cover more than 3/4 of the total costs for more than 40 projects throughout New York State. In order to reduce surface runoff Syracuse has been granted $3 million for the development of green infrastructure on civic strip. In Rochester, $2 million has been allocated for the construction of green roofs, which will filter storm water and reduce surface runoff while providing superior building insulation.
For general information about the funding, refer to The Ithaca Journal at http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/201011121825/NEWS01/11120362?odyssey=mod_related_topix.
For a complete list of projects visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/wqiprnd10awards.pdf.