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Engineering Department /  Department Overview

The Engineering Department's main office is located at 1100 North Forest Road. The Engineering Department employs approximately 125 people, with an average annual budget of $15 million. The first Town Engineer was appointed in 1932.

The Engineering Department was established in 1951. The department's function and mission has grown significantly since its creation. Functions of the Engineering Department include assisting residents, managing construction projects, treating wastewater, and maintaining infrastructure. The department consists of three divisions.

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Engineering Support Division

  • construction management, utility information, geodetic control system

Sewer Maintenance Division

  • operate and maintain sanitary sewer infrastructure

Water Pollution Control Division

  • waste water treatment, lift station maintenance, environmental and industrial permitting, testing laboratory

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221