Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sewage? What Sewage?

In an interview in today's Observer-Dispatch Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente appears to make the claim that the county isn't dumping raw sewage into the Mohawk River. If Mr. Picente is correct he should probably give the State Department of Environmental Conservation a call, since they're pretty convinced the raw sewage isn't an elaborate illusion.

Additionally, this modification contains the Department's determination (initially disclosed to the permittee in February 2006) that the Sauquoit Creek Pump Station overflow is considered a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) rather than a CSO because it receives wastewater from a conveyance system that is not combined. As SSOs in New York State are not legally permitted, this designation means the problem of regular overflow discharges of raw sewage from the Sauquoit Creek Pump Station must be addressed and abated.

Maybe the Feces Fairy waved her magic wand and made it all vanish.