The Oneida County Department of Water Quality
and Water Pollution Control (WQ&WPC) is responsible for
administering the operations of the Oneida County Sewer District
(OCSD). The District includes 13 member municipalities and
services the Village
and portions of the Towns of Frankfort and Schulyer in Herkimer County
via intermunicipal agreements.
District facilities include 45 miles
of interceptor sewers, the Sauquoit Creek and the Barnes Avenue
Pumping Stations and the Oneida County Water Pollution Control
Plant (WPCP), the 4th largest facility of its kind in upstate New York
and the 17th largest in the state.
In addition to the services provided to the
member municipalities, the District also provides disposal of
septage, contaminated water from groundwater remediation sites and
landfill leachate from other locations within Oneida
County. The Department is
also responsible for insuring compliance with Federal pretreatment
regulations that apply to all significant industrial users (SIU's)
of the WPCP. The Department inspects, samples and regulates
discharges to the WPCP that have the potential to be detrimental
to the sewer system, operating facilities or personnel. It
is also responsible for enforcement of the Oneida County Sewer Use
Rules and Regulations as contained in Local Law No. 1 of 2006.