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The Erie County Sewer Districts (ECSDs) are special service districts created pursuant to state and local law.
They have been created to provide sewer services to communities within their respective boundaries, as specified by contracts between each district and the local jurisdictions served. Sewer districts are responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance and administration of collector and interceptor sanitary sewer systems, and wastewater treatment facilities. ECSD No. 6 is also responsible for the storm sewer system within its boundaries.
The Sewer Districts are provided oversight by Boards of Managers appointed by the County Executive.
The Sewer Districts are self-supporting entities with the power to assess appropriate service fees and levy local sewer taxes. Their annual revenues, which are sufficient to cover all operating costs and capital debt service, are derived from a combination of flat rate charges, parcel charges, footage charges, user charges and sewer charges based on the assessed value of real property and other property and usage characteristics.
Capital construction is eligible for both federal and state aid when available; however, only low interest loans are presently available. As a result, the vast majority of capital improvements are shouldered by the ratepayers. The Sewer Districts have received 34 low interest loans totaling $60 million as part of a multi-million dollar construction program.
Erie County Sewer District No. 1
This District serves the southern portion of the Town of Cheektowaga and the northern portion of the Town of West Seneca.
Infrastructure includes a network of pumping stations, an excess flow management facility, interceptor and collector sewers which transport sanitary sewage for treatment by the Buffalo Sewer Authority.
Erie County Sewer District No. 2
This District serves portions of the Towns of Brant, Eden, Evans, Hamburg, and North Collins, including the Villages of Angola, Farnham, and North Collins. Agreements also provide service to the Lotus Bay Area Sewer Districts and Evangola State Park. The District operates and maintains a network of pumping stations, collector and interceptor sewers along with a sewage treatment facility and excess flow management facility adjacent to Big Sister Creek. The Sewage Treatment Facility is staffed and operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Erie County Sewer District No. 3
This District provides full service (collection, transmission, and treatment) to portions of the Towns of Boston, Eden, Hamburg, and Holland, along with the Villages of Blasdell, Hamburg, and Orchard Park. Collection, transmission, and treatment services are provided to the Mt. Vernon Commissioner District by contract. Additionally, the District provides transmission and treatment services to portions of the Town of Orchard Park and the Woodlawn Commissioner District. Sewer District No. 3 also includes a small portion of the Town of West Seneca.
District 3 operates and maintains sewage treatment facilities located in the Town of Hamburg (Southtowns Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility and its excess flow management facility), and, the Town of Holland (Holland Wastewater Treatment Plant). The Southtowns Treatment Facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year; the Holland facility is staffed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and monitored at all other times via telemetry systems.
Erie County Sewer District No. 4
This District provides collection and conveyance services for portions of the Towns of Alden and Lancaster and conveyance services for the Villages of Depew and Lancaster. Infrastructure includes a network of pumping stations, an excess flow management facility, collector and interceptor sewers which transport sanitary sewage for treatment at the Buffalo Sewer Authority.
Erie County Sewer District No. 5
This District provides collection and conveyance services for portions of the Towns of Amherst and Clarence. Infrastructure includes a network of pumping stations and sanitary sewers which transport wastewater to the Town of Amherst for treatment at the Town’s treatment facility. Sewer District No. 5 provides operation and maintenance for the Town of Clarence Sewer Districts by contract. This District also operates one small sewage treatment plant which services the Clarence Research Park area.
Erie County Sewer District No. 6
This District operates and maintains the network of sanitary and storm sewers along with several pumping stations in the City of Lackawanna, along with an excess flow management facility and a wastewater treatment facility. The wastewater treatment facility is staffed and operated 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Erie County Sewer District No. 8
This District serves the Village of East Aurora and portions of the Town of Aurora. Infrastructure includes collector sewers, pumping stations, and an advanced wastewater treatment facility. This treatment facility is staffed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and monitored at all other times via a telemetry system. Collection system maintenance is handled by a Memorandum of Understanding with Sewer District No. 3 staff.
Rath Building Staff
The Division, through the staff located at the Rath Building, provides management services related to the administration, operation, design and construction of the sewer facilities. Engineering duties include: compliance with regulatory permits, capital improvements planning, facilities planning, design, information technology / GIS, community outreach and education, supervision of construction, inspection, approval of contractor payments, applying for the financing of new projects, and handling of construction claims. Administrative duties include Division management, accounting, budget development, sewer charge preparations, and Human Resources.