Water & Wastewater Departments
Andrew Thompson, DPW Director & Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (4A)
Erin Schuster, Sr. Water Plant Operator (2A)- Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (4A)
Lynne Vilardo, Accounting Assistant- Water & Wastewater Treatment
Dean Mead, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2A License
Doug Burnett, Water Plant Operator 2A License
Jeff Breads, Sr. Maintenance Mechanic
Dave Robinson, Treatment Plant Attendant A
Brian Kinney, Operator Trainee
Water Plant Telephone: (716) 326-2561 Sewer Plant Telephone (716) 326-3932
Water Plant Fax: (716) 326-2563 Sewer Plant Fax: (716) 326-6481
Questions, Problems or Administrative Issues: (716) 326-2832 or fax 716-326-2834
Water Treatment Plant
The Water Department is responsible for providing high quality drinking water to the Village and Town of Westfield. The newer portion of the water plant, constructed in 1995 has the capacity to process 1 million gallons of fresh water per day. Average flows are around 600,000 per day.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to treat an average flow of 2.6 million gallons of wastewater daily with capacity to handle peak flow rates of 4,500 gallons per minute. The combined domestic and industrial wastewaters have an estimated strength of 21,800 pounds per day of BOD5 (equivalent to typical domestic sewage from about 104,000 people). Seventy four percent of the overall plant capacity has been allocated to the grape processors. An allowance has also been reserved for future domestic growth in and around the Village and for new industrial uses which would like to come to the area. This planning assures continued plant adequacy for Westfield and its environment well into the foreseeable future.
All sewer lines in Westfield are owned by the Village. The lines extend north into the Town to Forest Park on Route 5. Sewer rates are calculated based on water usage from the water meter and customers are billed bi-monthly along with their water charges. Residents outside the Village are charged one and one-half times the Village rates with the exception of Forest Park. The sewer lines on Rte 394 (S. Portage Street) are being replaced with the waterlines during this betterment project. The sanitary sewer line from Water Street to the West Side Pump station will be replaced through a pipe bursting process this summer. Recent pump replacements and rebuilds at the West Side Pump Station have significantly improved the control of storm sewer discharge through to the Village's waste processing facility.
The Village Waste Treatment Plant is located at Old Hawley Street off of North Portage Street. Construction of this plant was completed in 1977 and a number of improvements have been made since then. Some of the more notable improvements include the Plate and Frame High Pressure Filter Press Biosolids dewatering system and the Ultra Violet disinfection system. More recently, significant clarifier reconstruction and painting has been undertaken by dedicated plant staff. This plant was constructed to meet the peak demand of area grape processors during the early fall. At other times throughout the year, the plant is at less than one-third of its total capacity.
Nearly the entire Village of Westfield is served by storm sewers. Where there are still open ditches and where time permits, the Village Streets Department will install a storm sewer at the request of property owners. Property owners must purchase the pipe for these projects. The Department also replaces existing storm sewers with new tiles and basins in conjunction with street work. New storm sewers were installed by the State DOT's contractor during the Route 20 reconstruction. This year the storm sewers on the east side of Spring, Cass and Jefferson Streets will be replaced by the Public Works Department.
The Town of Westfield does not have storm sewers for collecting surface water drainage. This drainage is effectively handled by the system of open ditches along Town roads.
Annual Water Quality Report 2016 - April 18, 2017
Annual Water Quality Report 2015
Annual Water Quality Report 2014
Annual Water Quality Report 2013
Annual Water Quality Report 2012