Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question: There’s a big hole in front of the White Branch Library on Butternut Street in Syracuse. What’s it for?
Answer: The hole is there intentionally – it’s a rain garden.
The rain garden was installed last summer as part of the “Green Library Initiative.”
Five of the city’s public libraries teamed up with the county’s Save the Rain program to return storm water to the ground, reducing the amount of untreated water that overloads the sewer system and causes runoff into Onondaga Lake.
Part of White Branch’s parking lot was also replaced with porous pavement that will serve the same purpose. If you have a question for the Your Stories team, call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.