The primary responsibility of the Sewer Department is to provide technical guidance, and support services for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Town’s sanitary and storm sewer systems, as well as its’ drainage network, including all stormwater management facilities/ponds.
Sanitary Sewer District
Under the direction of the Town Board, the Perinton Consolidated Sewer District (P.C.S.D.) operates approximately 184 miles of public sanitary sewer mains, 3,500 sanitary manholes, and 29 pump stations, which serve approximately 18,000 residential and commercial properties throughout Town. Perinton’s sanitary system collects and conveys sanitary sewage to a series of “interceptor sewers” owned by Monroe County. These interceptor sewers ultimately discharge to the Frank E. VanLare Wastewater Treatment Plant on the south shore of Lake Ontario in the Town of Irondequoit, where the sanitary effluent in treated.
In addition, the Perinton Sewer Department actively reviews the design and inspects the construction of new utilities as well as assists in the planning of future capital needs of the Town’s sanitary sewer system. Crews are also available 24 / 7 for emergency service and repair of the Town’s sanitary sewer system and are available through DigSafely NY to assist in the location of town-owned underground utilities.
Any plumbing contractor, person, or business conducting sewer installation, alteration, or repair work in the Town of Perinton must first obtain a Sewer Repair Permit from the Building & Code Department. Those not connected to Perinton’s sanitary sewer system utilize privately owned septic systems that are under the jurisdiction of the Monroe County Health Department.
Please use the contact information below for additional details regarding sewer availability, permit need, construction/installation standards, inspections or other related issues OR check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to those more commonly asked questions.
Storm Sewer System
Under the direction of the Commissioner of Public Works, the Sewer Department operates approximately 200 miles of public storm sewers, 3,700 storm sewer manholes, and 5,100 drainage inlets or catch basins, which serve residential and commercial areas/properties alike. Perinton’s storm sewer system collects stormwater run-off that is generated by rainfall or snowmelt that occurs within a watershed. In urban areas like Perinton, rain that falls on or snow that melts from the roof of your house, or collects on paved areas like driveways, roads, parking lots and sidewalks is carried away or conveyed through a system of drainage pipes, manholes, and inlets called a storm sewer system. The storm sewer system is separate from the sanitary sewer system in that the collected stormwater is not treated. In some cases it may be filtered through a stormwater management pond; however, in other cases, it flows directly from local neighborhoods into nearby streams, and wetlands, or larger embayment areas, and lakes.
Stormwater that is not collected in the storm sewer system is collected by a diverse and elaborate network of swales, streams, and channels that capture and convey surface water run-off draining from properties throughout Town. Included in Perinton’s drainage network are stormwater management facilities or ponds. Stormwater ponds are bodies of water in commerical or residential neighborhoods that store stormwater run-off. These ponds improve water quality and control water quantity by reducing pollution and preventing downstream flooding. The Town of Perinton owns, operates, and maintains in excess of 150 stormwater management facilities/ponds, including wet ponds, dry ponds, wetland ponds, infiltration basins, bio-retention areas, drywells, etc.
Email: Sewer Department
Perry L. Stolt
Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Sewer
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Phone: (585) 223-5115 / Fax: (585) 223-0448
After Hours Contact: (585) 425-7380