P.O. Box 159 – 8356 Bay Street Sodus Point, NY 14555 Phone: 315-483-9881
A Message From the Wastewater Department

A Message From the Wastewater Department

Right now we’ve all seen the lines at grocery stores. Fears over the new coronavirus has resulted in a shopping frenzy and caused a temporary toilet paper shortage. Now that shortage has caused a ripple effect — going all the way to Village sewer systems.

With the insufficient supply of bathroom paper products more people are buying flushable wipes, baby wipes and other self-care paper products. The problem is the so-called flushable wipes and other products are causing problems in sanitary sewer systems!

Many materials frequently flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that connect to our sewers. Every property owner connected to the sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, and a potential victim of those problems. Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, cause sewer backups in your home, and sewer releases to the environment. EVERYONE is responsible for what they flush or pour down drains.

Don’t Flush This

Basically, the only things you should ever flush down a toilet are human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper. Even though some products such as wipes and baby diapers claim to be flushable, they aren’t. Here is a list of some things to keep out of the toilet.

·        disposable diapers

·        tampons and tampon applicators

·        sanitary napkins

·        cotton balls and swabs

·        mini or maxi pads

·        condoms

·        cleaning wipes of any kind

·        facial tissue

·        bandages and bandage wrappings

·        automotive fluids

·        paint, solvents, sealants, and thinners

·        poisons and hazardous waste

·        pet poop


Unused Medications

Do not flush unused medications down the toilet. You can safely dispose of medications in the garbage, or take medications to an approved prescription drug take-back site or event.

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

Grease in Sewer pipes causes sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the Village.

Never pour grease in your sink drain and try to use your garbage disposal less.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeff or Nate. at wastewater.dehond@gmail.com

Zoning Board agenda 6/22/20

Area Variance, Scott Dangle, 8257 South Shore Rd, Sodus Point to erect a 5’ x 28’ Deck with a 24” overhang over the water 1.5’ from the property lines where 5’ is required and 0’ from the breakwall where 25’ is required also allowing 77% lot coverage where 30% is allowed.(CODE 190-11) Area Variance, Dennis Lewis, 8229 South...

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Village update 5-26-20

May 26, 2020  I hope everyone enjoyed the great weather over the weekend as we remembered those who lost their lives for our freedom. As the unofficial summer kickoff it was great to see so many boaters on the bay. We will all need to be careful with our personal interactions with people for the foreseeable future. The River Board is...

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Planning Board agenda 6-15-20

Final Site Plan, Terry Ellsworth, 8165 Margaretta Rd, Sodus Point to add a 24’x32’x 10′ high 2 car garage pole barn behind house. (CODE 190-49). LWRP Review, Denis Lewis, 8229 South Shore Rd, Sodus Point to construct a 12'x12' deck over water. (CODE 86-11, 190-11) LWRP Review, Scott Dangle, 8257 South Shore Rd, Sodus Point to...

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