The Community Forum scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 will be held at the Town Hall at 81 W.Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, NY. Please note that the only item on the Agenda is Local Law #7.
Water Department Public Announcement
September 7, 2016
For the next few months while the Town of Seneca Falls is having work completed on the VanRenssalaer Street Water Tower, residents may notice some changes in water flow, water pressure, water clarity and a stronger scent of chlorine. These are all common and likely results from disruptions in our system.
There will be times when these issues will be more prominent than others. An example of this is when there is a large draw from the system. This could happen when we are flushing certain parts of our system, or when a commercial location needs a larger amount of water for a project, and even when the Fire Department needs to use hydrant to fight fires. Other reasons could be due to a main break in our system, or an issue with one or both of our towers.
Cloudy or whitish colored water, is air in the system trying to make its way out. Another common color maybe yellowish/orange or brownish/orange colored water; this is normal everyday sediment in the system, and will not harm you.
To aid in removing these issues from the system, allow the “cold” water to run in one location for a short period of time. Avoid using the hot water if you are experiencing cloudy water. Drawing the cloudy water into your hot water tank will only prolong the issue.
We are working very diligently to keep your water safe, and you are our first priority. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 315-568-6211. Also register with Hyper-Reach to be notified about critical water situations.
The Seneca Falls Water Department
Water Department Public Notice
The Seneca Falls Water Department has temporarily discontinued Chloramines as the disinfectant treatment process for our water supply. Due to the continued and unusual temperature of Cayuga Lake it is necessary for us to continue with Free Chlorine. This is a temporary change, and as soon as the lake temperature returns to normal we will gradually return to the Chloramines treatment process. Quality water is a vital to our residents and businesses. The only change you may notice is a stronger chlorine odor while we are using the Free Chlorine disinfectant process. The quality of our water will not change. 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 http://www.awwa.org, and http://epa.gov.
Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project
The Town of Seneca Falls has initiated a SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SIDEWALK Project in the neighborhoods surrounding Cady Stanton Elementary School. The Safe Routes to School Program is a Federal, State and Local effort to enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school, and to make walking and bicycling to school safe and appealing.
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Town of Seneca Falls: Request for Proposals
The Town of Seneca Falls is seeking proposals for the review and analysis of the Town’s Communication and Information Technology and coordinating the Town’s relocation to a new facility. Click here for the RFP (.pdf)
Stay Informed on emergency issues with Hyper-Reach
The Seneca Falls Water Department will use, the "Hyper-Reach" emergency telephone notification system to inform residents of emergency water issue such as, boil water advisories and water conservations needs, as a way to reach residents quicker when an issues arises. This is the same system that the Seneca Falls Police Department uses in conjunction with the Seneca County and the Sheriff’s Department. Mobile/cell phone users must register for this service in order to receive notification. Users have the option to receive audio messages, text messages or both along with an email alert. Registration takes a few minutes and all information is kept confidential. All hardline users will automatically receive these notifications. Click here to register.
Auburn Road Water Tower Restoration Project Update
Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi spoke in Seneca Falls at the Women's Rights National Historic Park on Saturday morning. He discussed his grandmother, who he says played a major role in making his grandfather the man he was to those around the world....
2016 Water/Sewer Rate Increase Notification
As we all round into the New Year and assess our basic needs, set goals and plan financially for tomorrow, we take inventory of the year past and look forward to an opportunity to keep what was good and change for the better. Read More (.pdf)
Bridgeport Fire District Upcoming Meeting Dates
Please take notice that the monthly meeting of the Bridgeport Fire District Board Of Fire Commissioner’s Fire District for the Town of Seneca Falls, County of Seneca, New York, will be held at the following location the Seneca Falls Fire House East Station, Red Jacket Station at 2528 Lower Lake Road. All meetings will commence at 7 o’clock pm on that day. This notification is being given to the new media pursuant to the provisions of the Public Officers Law 104. On the following dates:
July 12, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016
Senior Citizens Water/Sewer Credit Program
The Senior Citizens Water/Sewer Credit Program is a program that requires an annual application, as well as income verification. The program is based upon income and consumption levels, and allows for a discount of either 25 or 50 percent. If eligible, the credit will be applied on the next billing cycle after it is approved and will not be retroactive for a bill that has already been posted.
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2015 National Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Downtown Seneca Falls Parking Improvement Study
The Town of Seneca Falls is studying ways to improve the parking experience in Downtown Seneca Falls for visitors, business, and residents. The Town has hired a consulting team to inventory existing parking in the downtown area and develop ways to improve parking. The Town of Seneca Falls wants to hear from you on what parking problems you experience and what you think can be done to improve parking in downtown. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here. You can also email any questions or comments to email@example.com
SFPD receives Accreditation
The Seneca Falls Police Department recently received the prestigious New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) "Accreditation" standard at a ceremony in Albany NY. The Accreditation process recognizes professionalism in law enforcement by establishing standards of performance. Read More
Sewer Inspections Now Required
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.