Aging sewer system overflowing into Chautauqua Creek

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – An aging sewer pump station in Westfield has been overflowing, sending raw sewage in to the nearby Chautauqua Creek.


The pump station that services the west side of the village is over 35 years old and officials say it’s undersized for the amount of sewage, snow melt and rain that it now pumps to the treatment facility. The DEC and the Chautauqua County Health Department have been notified of the problem.

Although the pump station doesn’t appear to be overflowing on Wednesday, it has been spilling over for the past three weeks.

The village is replacing the old station with two new pump stations. That project is expected to be completed this summer.

Residents should avoid fishing or other activities in the creek. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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