I&I Inspections Program
To comply with NYSDEC directives regarding I&I, the Town will inspects home and businesses in The Town of Cheektowaga to determine if roof drains, foundation drains, sump pumps, and other clear water sources are connected to the sanitary sewer system. The goal of this program is to reduce excessive flows that enter the sanitary sewer system so the Town, and its utility customers, won’t have to pay NYSDEC surcharges. The Town is beginning with Time of Sale Inspections March 1, 2016 and will continue with systematic house-to-house and business-to-business inspections later this year.
Who is subject to an inspection?
- All properties in Town of Cheektowaga Consolidated Sewer District must be inspected and required to be in compliance before they can be sold. Under the Time of Sale Law, a property must be inspected to ensure that no I&I issues are present. If problems are found, the corrective work must be completed and an inspection called for at least 15 days prior to the date of sale to allow for final inspection. Upon completion of a successful Time of Sale Inspection, the Town of Cheektowaga Building & Plumbing Department issues a Certificate of I&I Compliance. This Certificate is good for 120 days to allow for the completion of the sale of the property.
- Property owners who apply for plumbing permits, variances, subdivisions, or other actions from the Town of Cheektowaga will also be subject to an inspection.
- In the near future the Town will conduct systematic house-to-house and business-to-business inspections to check for I&I issues.
- The Town of Cheektowaga will conduct I&I inspections as part of its annual Pavement Rehabilitation Program. Streets deteriorate as they age, much like the roof and paint on your home. The Town of Cheektowaga’s Pavement Management Program is a comprehensive, systematic way for the Town to evaluate its street system and follow through with long-term, cost-effective maintenance and rehabilitation.