While the administration continues to strive to maintain a high level of customer service and client satisfaction, the Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority (CCWSA) applied and was approved for grants to upgrade its water metering system throughout its service areas. This approach to upgrading the equipment with modern technology, a continuous process, has been technically successful and we continue to have timely and accurate water consumption reports and billings. We appreciate our customer’s patience and willingness to work with our staff.
The Authority supplies potable water to residential customers throughout rural areas of Cayuga County. The Authority also supplies water to the Villages of Port Byron and Weedsport, the Towns of Mentz, Montezuma, Brutus, Springport and the New York State Thruway Authority.
Improvements in Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal year 2015 improvements included upgrades of primary transmission line pressure reducing valves in the Route 38/31 water system. The installation of a new master meter was completed at the main connection point to supply. Installation of a master meter pit and system at the connection of CCWSA Water District 3, on Experimental Road, Aurelius was also completed by CCWSA. We supply water to homes on portions of:
- Bluefield Road; Experimental Road; Overbrook Drive; Pinckney Road
The CCWSA also provides water to the Town of Springport via this District. The water is treated and supplied by the City of Auburn, through the Town of Aurelius to the CCWSA District.
Improvements in Fiscal Year 2016
FY2016 operational and maintenance improvements included upgrades to the water system at Peach Tree Road. The previous water line was turned over to CCWSA by the previous owner of the Route 38 waterline when the new waterline was installed to replace the estimated 50-year-old system in 1999. The extended line was undersized, did not meet Department of Health standards, nor did it provide proper fire protection. The installation of approximately 600 feet of waterline and two hydrants was completed by CCWSA manpower.
In 2016 the Town of Mentz contracted with CCWSA to operate and maintain its water facilities, known as Mentz Water District 2. The District includes 44 properties along NYS Route 31, Baptist Hill Road and Rooker Drive. Property owners in the Mentz Water District 2 should call this agency with any questions or issues regarding the water supply to their homes.
The Authority in continuing to upgrade and maintain its water facilities building at the connection to our supplier. Ongoing system maintenance provides assurance that the public water supply continues to be safe and secure. Annual operations include hydrant flushing, exercising valves and curb stops. A meter replacement program is ongoing.
Creation of Sewer District 2
In 2005, the Cayuga County Sewer District 2 was formed by the Cayuga County Legislature to satisfy a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Consent Decree with the Village of Fair Haven to protect Little Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario. View a map of Sewer District 2 (PDF).
The Village of Fair Haven was mandated to make changes to the way the sewage was handled. The Village and the Town of Sterling have continued to work cooperatively with this Authority to construct the sewer system to its completion.
This project is a multi-phase, multi-funded sewer project to satisfy the sewer requirements and mandates of the DEC, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Health, in addition to funding agency requirements. The sewage is collected via gravity and low-pressure lines and transported directly to the Red Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, owned and operated by Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority.
As of this date, all contracts (1 to 8) have been successfully completed. Residents of the area are continuing to hook up to the sewer system. One hundred percent of the infrastructure construction is completely installed, the final contract project was tested and approved by the end of 2013.
Contract 8, which completed the project, was installed and final upgrades for odor control within the system was completed in 2014. All properties within the District boundaries are invited to connect. The Village of Fair Haven passed a local law requiring all properties with public water service to be connected to the public sewer system by October 2017.
To find out about the local law, and the timeline as mandated by the Village, please contact the Fair Haven Village Office. Please contact the CCWSA office for more information regarding connection to the public sewer system.