The Towns of Macedon, Marion, Palmyra, and Walworth are working together with the Village of Palmyra and the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority (WCWSA) to build a new regional wastewater treatment facility. Currently, four of the communities own and operate their facilities, which are all faced with aging infrastructure issues and more stringent regulatory requirements. Soon, each community’s existing treatment facilities are faced with the need to make significant improvements to address needs. Given the significance of the upgrades and costs, the communities engaged the WCWSA, and their consultants, to evaluate the feasibility of a regional approach that would provide a more cost-effective long-term solution. The regional approach will eliminate the need for each community to undertake the substantial cost implications of independent upgrades.
The new regional wastewater treatment facility is being 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 Once the new plant is up and running, the outdated facilities will be decommissioned and taken out of service.