Author: Michael Joslyn

Willard Water District Water Quality

To the users of the Willard Water district:

As you probably know, we constantly conduct testing to ensure that the drinking water provided to you meets all federal and state guidelines.  There are hundreds of factors that can affect water quality and treating the water properly is a very complicated and dynamic process that we take very seriously.

That’s why we are happy to tell you that for the first time in almost two years, the total THM (trihalomethane) level for the Willard Water district has been reduced to 62.0 ug/L (micrograms per liter, also referred to as ppb – parts per billion).  This is well below the EPA and NYSDOH recommendations of 80.0 ug/L which is the maximum level that has been set to balance the immediate risk of bacterial contamination with the long‐term risk of health effects.

Since the closure of the Willard DOCCS facility, demand for treated water has dropped from nearly 300,000 gallons a day, down to less that 70,000.  Balancing this massive and continual change in demand has created a challenge and we are proud of the fact that we been able to meet it.

As aways, if you have any water related questions, please feel free to call our Water Superintendent, Hobie Stapleton.  He would be happy to answer your questions.  You may also call our Main Office at any time during regular business hours, and we will do our best to assist you.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – November 13, 2023

Rehabilitation paving on Prospect Street was completed last week.

The State has not yet corrected the utilities mapping on County Road 132 south of the County Road 132 and County Road 132A intersection which has resulted in delays. We have been told that they should be able to accomplish this later in the week. If so, the construction crews will return in two weeks (after Thanksgiving) to complete that section of work. Either way, work on the project will be suspended after that until early next year.

At this point, the project is approximately 2/3 completed which is significantly ahead of schedule. The anticipation is that construction will be completed in the spring of 2024. After that, the Seneca County Highway department will pave everything with a “base coat” and it will be allowed to settle during 2024. Then, in 2025, the final paving will be done.