The Rush Creek Interceptor project is a significant investment that will benefit Erie County Sewer District No. 3 ratepayers and the environment (see: “Project Benefits”). It specifically addresses one of the five potential Woodlawn Beach bacteria sources identified in the January 2010 NYSOPRHP study. As a result, this project should positively impact beach water quality.
The Rush Creek Interceptor initiative consists of two (2) phases:
1. Upgrades to the Southtowns AWTF to improve influent pumping and peak flow management so that additional flows may be handled at the facility. Construction commenced in 2014 and is expected to be completed in Spring 2016.
2. Underway: Construction of a new interceptor sewer and force main to convey flows from the area tributary to the Blasdell Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Southtowns AWTF. Notice to Proceed for this work was effective July 30, 2015 and the project is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.