Bedford Hills – Katonah Business Sewer District

The Town Board in June hired Woodard & Curran, engineers, to design the sewer system.   We are targeting next Summer/Early Fall to bid out the construction work for the system based on Woodard & Curran’s design and to complete the construction as early as Summer/Fall of 2019.  Woodard & Curran have been preparing for survey and geotechnical work; meeting with property owners both in the sewer district and those along the sewer line but not in the district eligible to connect; preliminary informal discussions with NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Westchester County Health Department regarding standards and schematic design; and further developing the basic lay-out of the system.  Please see the Woodard & Curran’s Design Status Report dated July 14, 2017 for further detail.  For those property owners in the sewer district who have not yet completed the Sewer Service Information Form, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Following a June 21 Town Board meeting with property owners outside the sewer district but whose properties front the sewer lines, the Board at its July 6 meeting adopted a policy on the unallocated capacity of the sewer system (hyperlink).   By way of background, the Town will be taking over the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) which presently serves DOCCS’ two correctional facilities in Bedford Hills.  We anticipate that the WWTP will have a limited amount of available capacity after giving effect to the flows from properties in the sewer district.   Director of Planning Jeff Osterman and Public Works Commissioner Kevin Winn adopted a policy of uncommitted capacity of the WTTP . The policy would be a chapter in the sewer law which I anticipate the Board will adopt in the Fall, all of which, of course, is subject to public comment and a public hearing.

2017-10-13 Design Status Update

2017-9-29 Design Status Update

Schematic Design Update Memorandum 9-1-17
2017-09-01 Design Status Update

2017-07-28 Design Status Update

Town Board Policy on Uncommitted Capacity (adopted 7-6-17)

Sewer Service Information Form
2017-07-14 Design Status Update

6-27-17 Letter to Property Owners – Upcoming Meeting

June 21 Special Town Board Meeting ~ New Sewer System

Supervisor Letter to Property Owners in Proposed District
Summary of Proposal
Rules of Voting

Order Calling for a Public Hearing
12-6-16 Town Board Res Agreement between Town and NYC DEP
 12-6-2016 Town Board Res Agreement between Town and NYS Corrections Dept
12-6-16 Town Board Res Negative Declaration under SEQRA Determination
Bedford Sewer District Map Plan and Report Final (12.9.16)
11-15-16 Bedford Town Board Resolution to Proceed on Sewer Plan
Sewer Allocations Memo 10-24-16
11-3-16 Q&A Sewers Septic Watershed
6/28/16 Public Information Session
Information Regarding Sewer Plan June 2016
Sewer Plan Financial Considerations June 2016
Arcadis Sewer District Feasibility Study April 2016 
Malcolm Pirnie Sewer Plant Condition Assessment June 2011
Malcolm Pirnie Sewer District Feasibility Study July 2003
WestchesterCounty Septic Pumpout Review 2016
Town Request for $19,250.000 to Northern Westchester Watershed Committee 6.27.16
Correspondence – Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
NWWC Resolution Supporting Bedford Sewer Project 7.7.16
Survey to Property Owners and Tenants in Proposed District

7-29-16 Update Memo to Town Board

Sewer District Feasibility Study Task 2 Final Technical Memo 9-15-16

Guidelines for Decommissioning Septic Systems
Guidelines for Abandoning Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems
New York State Department of Health Decommissioning Septic Tanks