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2018-03-08 / Front Page

Aurora authorizes county takeover of town water system


The Aurora Town Board held a special meeting on Friday to adopt a resolution allowing the Erie County Water Authority to provide direct service to the districts within the Town of Aurora.

There were three properties that were officially transferred to the Erie County Water Authority with the resolution. They include the pump station at 1556 Mill Road, the water tank at 1797 Center St. in the Town of Aurora, and the water tank at 7004 Center St. in the Town of Colden. These properties are included in the town’s Master Water Improvement Area, according to Supervisor James Bach.

“Ultimately, this is a really good deal for residents in the Town of Aurora,” said Bach. “We are giving the [county] Water Authority this property and in return, they will take over our water system. Therefore, we will never have a capital expenditure in the town again for water.”

Bach said that it is too early to come up with cost estimates, but he believes that this is a “win-win” situation for both the town and the Water Authority.

“Instead of getting assessed a couple hundred dollars per year down the road for replacing a water tank, the taxpayer will see a slight increase now,” Bach said.

The Aurora Town Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Southside Municipal Center auditorium, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora.

For more information on the town, visit www.townofaurora.com.

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