The Seneca Falls Water Department will be completing smoke testing of the sanitary sewers on July 24, 2014. This testing may raise concern with some of our residents. Those residents may in contact the Water Department at 315-568-6211 or by email email@example.com with concerns about smoke entering the home or if someone expresses concern regarding respiratory health issue. This information will help ensure notification to those in our community who might need to take special precautions. We have notified 911 as well as the Seneca Falls PD directly that the Town of Seneca Falls will be completing smoke testing starting at approximately 10:30 am today (July 24, 2014) in the following areas:
Tall Oaks Drive
Annual Drinking Water Report Posted
To comply with State regulations, the Town of Seneca Falls, annually issues a report describing the quality of your drinking water. The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. Click here for the full report (.pdf)
Auburn Road Water Tower Back Online
The Seneca Falls Water Department’s Auburn Road Water Tower is back online. At no time was the water supply compromised to any of our customers. Additional testing was completed at several alternate locations to ensure our water quality. The repair process is nearly complete. The remaining work will have no impact on our water supply. The Seneca Falls Water Department is appreciative of the patience and understanding of all those who have been affected by this project. The project was necessary for long term use of the water tower. The water tower is a vital portion of the supply system. Being able to produce and supply quality water to our residents and businesses is crucial to our community’s future. As always we want to keep you updated and informed about your drinking water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. You may also find information online at www.senecafalls.com, and http://www.awwa.org, and http://epa.gov.
The Seneca Falls Water Department is pleased to announce that all the repairs needed at the Seneca Falls Water Plant from the January 2014 Water Advisory are complete. The plant is currently implementing all treatment processes at this time, including the chloramines treatment process. As a reminder, Chloramines have little to no impact to our users; however those using dialysis equipment or maintaining fish tanks may need to take extra measures. Please check with your health care provider, or pet supply provider for any recommendations or precautions you may need to take. Great efforts by our department and collaboration with various outside sources have made this possible. Due to the nature of the original issue, all work has been paid for by insurance money, and will have no impact on your water rates. The Seneca Falls Water Department strives to provide its customers with quality water at an affordable price. We want to keep you updated and informed about your drinking water. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. You may also find information online at www.awwa.org and www.epa.gov.
Expect Detours for Bridge Rehabilitation Project
This project will replace the bridge joints, repair the bridge substructure, and provide a new
bridge wearing surface on the Route 89 Bridge over the Clyde River and Erie Canal. In order to
replace the bridge joints, the bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured utilizing State
Routes 5, 31, and 90. It is anticipated that the detour will be in place for approximately 2-3
months. The closure will begin just after school is out of session in 2014 or 20 15, depending on
the Contractor's work schedule. Contract notes have been included to ensure that the work is
done within the 3 months or the Contractor will be penalized for not opening the bridge on time. - More information
Effective immediately: The Town of Seneca Falls through combination of the old “Village” and “Town” of Seneca Falls Codes has created one uniform code, applicable to all residents. Inflow / Infiltration Inspections (Aka Sewer Inspections) are now required to be completed on all properties in Seneca Falls and all areas serviced by the public sewer of the Town. Procedure dictates (§230-64), that inspection be completed prior to the transfer of a property and to comply with code §230, Articles IV and VIII. The main purpose of the inspection requirement is to prevent stormwater from entering the wastewater sewer system that is ultimately treated at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. This is required to ensure compliance with the NYS Department of Conservation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Water and Sewer Codes, please contact the Water Department at (315)568-6211. All Code questions can be research at www.generalcode.com or you can contact the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer at (315)568-8013 for information.
Town of Seneca Falls Code adopted on 10/1/2013 is online
Hardcopy in Code Binders are available by calling the General Code fulfillment center at 1-855-436-2633. New maps and Zoning Application forms are available for review on the Zoning & Code Enforcement page. Pamphlets on specific topics of Subdivisions and Zoning are available at the Town Offices for purchase.
- Click here for the Town of Seneca Falls Code
PARKING REMINDER TO SENECA FALLS RESIDENTS
NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY ROADS OR STREETS OR TOWN PARKING LOTS IN THE TOWN FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM DAILY FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2013 TO MAY 1, 2014. ALL VEHICLES WILL BE TAGGED, AND MAY ALSO BE TOWED AWAY AT OWNER'S EXPENSE. RESIDENTS OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT WHO USE THE TOWN PARKING LOTS MUST REGISTER THEIR VEHICLE EACH YEAR AT THE SENECA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PERSON, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM AND 4 PM WEEKDAYS. AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, THE OWNER MUST PRODUCE A VALID REGISTRATION FOR THE VEHICLE. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON FALL STREET FROM CLINTON STREET EAST TO CAYUGA STREET, AND ON STATE STREET FROM SANDERSON LANE SOUTH TO FALL STREET FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM. ALSO, SHOVELING, SNOWBLOWING OR PLOWING SNOW INTO OR ACROSS STREETS OR ROADWAYS IS A VIOLATION OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW SECTION 1219. THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
President Barack Obama Visits Seneca Falls!
“It’s an honor to visit Seneca Falls and recall the righteous struggle that found expression here. I’m also proud to add an example of Lilly Ledbetter’s leadership to your collection. Thanks for all you do to honor the character and perseverance of America’s women.”
- President Barack Obama on August 22, 2013
- Click here for the Washington Post account of the visit
- Click here for photos and videos from Thursday, 8/22