The Authority is continuing to work with the Towns of Macedon, Marion, Walworth and Palmyra and the Village of Palmyra to construct a wastewater treatment plant to serve those municipalities by replacing outdated facilities and consolidating services for more cost-efficient wastewater treatment operations. In spite of delays caused by COVID-19 and the increase in costs of materials, the project is moving forward.
Visit www.wcwsaregionalwwtp.org for additional detailed information about this project.
The new regional wastewater treatment facility will be built adjacent to the Village of Palmyra’s current wastewater facility on route 31 in the Village of Palmyra. New pumping stations, screening facilities, and transmission systems will convey each community’s wastewater to the new regional facility, thereby consolidating operations into one modern and more efficient facility. Once the new plant is up and running, the outdated facilities will be decommissioned and taken out of service.
The new pumping stations will bring wastewater from Walworth south along Ontario Center Road, to O’Neil Road to the Macedon Pump Station. The Macedon pump station will pump all Macedon and Walworth flows easterly through the Macedon forcemain along Quaker Road north of the canal. Wastewater coming from Marion will be conveyed south through a forcemain under Route 21. Both forcemains will discharge at the new wastewater treatment plant site.
Project capital cost impacts, as currently estimated, are being addressed by each community, and most will be phased in over the next few years. Once the project is complete, the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs will be implemented by the WCWSA, eliminating the O&M costs associated with each plant. A typical residential user can expect to see charges in two categories – a capital charge that will appear on annual tax bills and an O&M charge. Until the project is completed in 2025, the Town will continue to bill you directly for O&M. After that, the WCWSA will bill you quarterly for O&M to keep each community’s plant running. A long-term reduction in O&M costs is anticipated as a direct result of the regional approach.
Upon completion of the project, users can anticipate paying approximately $720/year under the regional approach, compared to more significant costs resulting from each community pursuing individual projects. The outcome of the regional approach will result in long-term savings to all of the involved communities.
If you have questions regarding this project you can reach out to the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority, your Town Supervisor, Mayor or MRB Group (the Design Engineer). A full list of project and community contacts can be found here.