Water & Sewage Utilities

Safe drinking water supplies and proper sewage disposal are of great importance to public health worldwide.  Proper construction and maintenance of these systems is the first line of defense against the spread of disease.  In Cattaraugus County, the Environmental Health Division is responsible for enforcement of state and federal water and sewage disposal regulations as well as the monitoring of public water supplies.  We also provide information and technical assistance to residents who have concerns about their water, or sewage disposal. Read more

Private Sewage Disposal Systems

Sewage disposal systems in Cattaraugus County are regulated by the Environmental Health Division in accordance with NYS standards and specifications in effect at the time of their construction.  Existing sewage disposal systems that do not meet current standards are allowed to be operated until they fail and are in need of full or partial replacement. Read more

Water/Sewage Surveys for Real Property Transfers

The Environmental Health Division routinely conducts inspections of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems for real property transfers.  These surveys are mandatory for all transfers of real property with onsite water supplies or sewage disposal systems.  There are certain exemptions (see the link to Part 17 of the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District below).

Exemptions Include: Read more

Environmental Health Services - Contacts

General Inquiries - (716)-701-3386

Main Office - Olean

Eric Wohlers, Director - (716)-701-3437, ewwohlers [at] cattco [dot] org

Chris Ann Covert, Sanitarian - (716)-701-3391, cacovert [at] cattco [dot] org

Chris Crawford, Water Resource Specialist - (716)-701-3388, cgcrawford [at] cattco [dot] org

Rich Dayton, Technician - (716)-701-3389, rkdayton [at] cattco [dot] org

Elaine Deponceau - (716)-701-3386, eldeponceau [at] cattco [dot] org

Becky Johnstone, Sanitarian - (716)-701-3390, rsjohnstone [at] cattco [dot] org

Ray Jordan, Sr. Sanitarian - (716)-701-3384, rhjordan [at] cattco [dot] org Read more

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