- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The Carrier Dome is getting environmentally friendly.

Syracuse University, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the Hayner Hoyt Corporation, and C&S; Companies are set to announce Monday the completion of a rainwater harvesting project for the central New York sports venue.

The system consists of two exterior 25,000-gallon bulk storage tanks and two interior 4,500-gallon day tanks that will hold rainwater and snowmelt captured from the Carrier Dome’s 6.5-acre roof. The tanks will hold enough water to flush half the Dome’s toilets and urinals during major sporting events at the university.

More than 1,000 feet of piping has been installed to carry the water from roof drains to each tank.

The university says it’s the largest rainwater harvesting system of its kind on any college campus nationwide.



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