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Seneca County advances toward water and sewer authority

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Seneca County is taking significant steps toward establishing a centralized water and sewer authority, a move inspired by the successes of similar setups in neighboring counties.

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors, following a consultant’s advice earlier this year, passed a resolution in January advocating for the creation of the Seneca County Water and Sewer Authority. This new entity would streamline water and sewer services across the county, enhancing efficiency and management.

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State legislators, including State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblymen Jeff Gallahan and Philip Palmesano, have co-sponsored bills to facilitate this change, marking a pivotal move towards regional utility management.

The county now awaits a special meeting where a formal home-rule request will be proposed, a critical step in the legislative process. Approval from the board would allow the proposal to advance to state legal counsel for further review.

This initiative aims to consolidate water and sewer services, currently managed by individual municipalities, under a single authority.