Water & Sewer Authority

Meetings: Scheduled to be held at 1:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted.   Limited in-person access for board members and official advisors at this time.  The meetings are scheduled to be held as an audio and/or visual meeting. Please contact our office for additional details.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, this is a Provisional, Full-time position.  The selected individual will work with immediate staff, a variety of professional advisors and a nine member board.  Duties include: bookkeeping, taking and filing meeting minutes, filing county/state reports to meet mandates, etc.  Benefits are available and include - NYS Retirement, Vacation, Sick & Personal Time accrual, Health insurance available and more!  Please contact the Director of Operations at 315.252.0920.  

Project Management/Financial Committee Meetings - First Wednesday of each month until further notice.   Limited to committee members and advisors unless virtual connection and otherwise noted.  Please call for details. 

ALERT:  DUE TO EXTREME CAUTION REGARDING THE CURRENT COVID-19 ISSUE.  We are requesting that the public refrain from in-person business until further notice.  If you require assistance or have questions please call the office at 315.252.0920. 

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Certain materials flushed down toilets can damage sewer systems, wastewater treatment operations, or private septic systems, even when they are labeled as flushable. Correcting the damage is expensive.  DO NOT flush any of the items listed below, no matter how small. Please throw them in the trash.

  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • disinfectant wipes
  • personal hygiene products
  • any paper products other than toilet paper (e.g., paper towels, facial tissues, paper napkins)

Clogged treatment systems are expensive to clean out.


  • Paul Dudley, Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • David Schenck
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Christine Waters, Treasurer
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Andrew Rindfleisch
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Herbert Marshall
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022

  • John Miller
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Francis Mitchell
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Michael Quill, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Benjamin Vitale
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023


Mission Statement

The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority (CCWSA) is a governmental agency constituting a public benefit corporation. Its purpose is to serve the people of the County. The Authority ensures the health and welfare of the County by providing and protecting the water and wastewater services to the County district.

Membership Opportunities

Positions on the Board of Directors for the CCWSA become available periodically and we are always interested in individuals who are willing to serve. We seek members who come from all geographic areas of Cayuga County and who are willing to make a commitment to attend a monthly Board meeting and periodic subcommittee meetings, and who will actively engage and participate in the business of the Authority. The Board seeks to maintain a diverse cross-section of individuals with various areas of experience and expertise. Candidates do not have to have a water or sewer background to be considered.

The CCWSA is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Cayuga County Legislature based upon recommendations from the CCWSA Board of Directors. Board members are typically appointed for three-year terms unless filling a position that has been vacated in mid-term. Board members serve without compensation.

If you are interested in being notified of future opportunities please contact Jeanine Wilson, Director, at CCWSA or send a letter of interest with your resume.