The Sewer Department operates and maintains a municipal wastewater pump stations, 2 wastewater substations, and approximately 20 miles of wastewater main. Our Sewer Department is on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week all year long.
Orange County charges the Village
Orange County meters the flow of wastewater that leaves our village and enters the treatment plant. These daily flows are then averaged to give an average daily flow of wastewater coming from the Village. The County then creates a rate per gallon of flow and charges the Village accordingly.
The Village’s municipal Sewer District’s wastewater travels to the Orange County Sewer treatment plant located in Harriman. The County treats the wastewater, and the cost related to this treatment and filtration is then passed on to the Village as a biannual charge.
The Village is responsible for the day-to-day repairs, maintenance, and pretreatment of wastewater. All upgrades and chemical treatments and the personnel to maintain the Sewer District is paid for by the Village residents who live in the Village and utilize our system. The operators of the Village’s sewer system are a contractual private company. They provide their own vehicles and tools to make the necessary repairs and conduct the daily maintenance. The Village supplies the necessary materials.
Property Owner’s responsibility for maintaining and repairing
By law, the Village is responsible for all repairs and maintenance of the sewer main located under our Village streets. The property owner is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the sewer lines (or sewer laterals) that connect to the sewer mains and run to their homes