Sewer Department

Emergency Service Number

In time of emergency alarm, call the Village Sewer Operator, (845) 758-1081, option 8
Press the 'Silence Alarm' button ONLY AFTER notifying the Sewer Operator.
Do not open the box or tamper with Village owned equipment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Sewer Department is responsible for managing and overseeing the operation, maintenance & billing of the Village Sewer, these tasks are shared between the Village Clerk's office, Water Operator (C3ND), the Highway Department, and the Sludge Pumping and Hauling Contractor (Superior Sanitation). The Village is responsible for all pumping of septic tanks and grease traps.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining access available to all components of the sewer system located within the easements. If access to components is hindered by the placement of soil, plants, structures, etc., the property owner will be required to re-establish access within 48-hours of notice. If emergency access is required, the Village is not liable for any damage to items blocking access and is not required to return to prior conditions. 

Owners are not to touch any of the components of the sewer system including pumps, pump controls, access lids, septic tanks, and grease traps. Property owners must provide constant electricity to the effluent pump controls.

Don’t connect any plumbing to a STEP pressure discharge pipe. 

Rain gutters and storm drains are prohibited by Village ordinance from being connected to a STEP system. Such connections can greatly reduce tank capacity as well as capacities of the Village's sewer collection system and the wastewater treatment facility.

Avoid driving over the riser lid with riding mowers, trucks or cars. This may cause damage unless the tank is equipped with a traffic-bearing (metal) lid.

Owners must flush only the 3 Ps: Pee, Poop, & Toilet Paper. Industrial-type chemicals and wastes may cause a system failure. Flushing flammable or toxic materials is dangerous. 

3 Ps

More Information

Protect our Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) System: It’s a joint effort (Brochure)

  1. Sewer Department

    Mailing Address
    Village Hall
    7467 S Broadway
    Red Hook, NY 12571

  2. Fernando Dongo

    Sewer Operator

  3. Jen Cavanaugh

    Sewer Clerk