Work to begin on storm sewers in Southeast Cheektowaga

Flash flood waters consume E. Mayberry Drive the night of August 17th.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Flash flood waters consume E. Mayberry Drive the night of August 17th.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Town of Cheektowaga will contract with a New Jersey company to conduct sewer inspections and cleanings in the areas impacted by recent floodings.

“This is the first step that the Highway Superintendent has come up with to start looking at the storm sewers,” said Supervisor Diane Benczkowski.

National Water Main Cleaning Company of Kearny, New Jersey will start work in the area Monday.

“They’re twice the size of our vehicles,” said Highway Superintendent Mark Wegner.  “We’re doing Southeast Cheektowaga, not just the Towers area.

Several streets in the South Line Fire District were impacted by flood waters last month.  

The town will have the company camera the storm sewer system and clear any obstructions.  The sanitary system is managed by the County of Erie.

Money to pay for the work was found by Mr. Wegner in his budget.  He tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that around $200,000 was found and put aside for the work.  The total amount of money spent is dependent on how much work needs to be done.

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