Bedford Hills – Katonah Business Sewer District

On March 30, 2017 the property owners in the Bedford Hills – Katonah Business Sewer District voted in a Special Election on whether to form the district and authorize a $1.2 million bond to help finance the construction of the sewer system.  The measure passed overwhelming with a 94% favorable vote with an 86% turnout of eligible voters.   We wish to thank those who voted for participating in the Special Election.

The Town is taking the next steps in the creation of the sewer system.  At its April 4, 2017 meeting, the Town Board authorized Public Works Commissioner Kevin Winn to issue a Request for Proposals for the engineering and design of the system.   We expect to select an engineering firm in June or July.    The design of the system requires enormous detail and care to ensure that the system is constructed in a cost-effective manner, is robust and best serves the property owners in the district.   It is anticipated that the design phase will take 12 to 18 months and actual construction another year. Once selected, the design engineering firm will contact property owners in the district to help determine the most efficient location of the sewer mains and to ensure that the system is constructed well.   While it will be each property owner’s responsibility and expense to construct the waste lines from the owner’s building to the property line, we will be available to work with owners and their contractor to help reduce owner costs. We also will be available regarding the Westchester County and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation requirements for “decommissioning” your septic system.

The Board also will be working on a sewer law over the next couple of months setting forth the method of computing sewer rents (as outlined in the Map, Plan & Report for the District),  the allocation of uncommitted capacity of the wastewater treatment plant and certain technical requirements regarding sewer connections and use.

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