Wastewater Division

Contact Info

Sewer Treatment Plant
174 South 19th Street

Phone: (716) 376-5694
Phone: (716) 376-5677 (after hours emergency)

7:00 AM - 3:00PM, Monday through Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00PM, Saturday and Sunday


Water/Sewer Superintendent

Brad Camp

Phone: (716) 376-5659
Email: [email protected]


Chief Operator

Jeremy Meerdink

Phone: (716) 376-5694
Email: [email protected]

Wastewater Treatment Process

Wastewater Treatment Plant Flow Diagram

Treatment Process: Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS)

  • Hybrid treatment system that combines fixed film technology with conventional activated sludge
  • The immersed media provides surface area for biological growth to attach
  • Addition of media to an aeration basin to increase biomass concentrations assists in nitrification.
  • IFAS Advantages:
    1. Allows secondary treatment expansion without additional aeration basins.
    2. Improved biomass capacity which improves the nitrification capacity.
    3. Increased resistance to hydraulic washouts.
    4. Lower suspended MLSS concentrations improving secondary clarifier performance.

Click here for a YouTube video of the IFAS process

Average flow: 3.5 Million Gallons per Day

  • Maintain and operate 10 pump stations, and 1 flood station
  • Maintain and operate 2 NYSDEC flood stations ELAP Certified Laboratory
  • Monitor 8 participants in the Industrial Pretreatment Program
  • Sodium Hypochlorite disinfection
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Monitor and collect weather data for submittal to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY
  • Process 368 dry tons of solids per year


To produce a final effluent that is in compliance with SPDES required limits. This operating strategy accounts for the following conditions that directly impact operations and effluent quality:

  • Site specific solids, nitrogenous and carbonaceous loading.
  • Seasonal variations in biological activity
  • Seasonal and daily variations in flow
  • Infiltration and Inflow

The City has an RV dump station located at the WWTP 174 S. 19th St for the public to use for a $10 fee (water is provided).
Available times are Mon-Fri 7am-2:00pm and Sat & Sun 7am-1pm.