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Water Pollution Control Division /  Facts

Did you know?

  • Each person in the United States contributes an average of 50 to 100 gallons of wastewater each day.
  • The average wastewater treatment facility operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • A wastewater treatment facility removes numerous pollutants such as dirt, fats, oils, grease, ammonia, phosphorus, nitrogen and bacteria.
  • The Town of Amherst’s wastewater facility processes an average of 24 million gallons of wastewater per day.
  • Wastewater treatment provides valuable products including reclaimed water for irrigation and biosolids for fertilizer.
  • Additional benefits are more economic development, increased property values, improved public health, a cleaner environment and preservation of water resources for our future
  • The average consumer spends approximately 62¢ per day or less than the cost of a cup of coffee, for wastewater treatment.

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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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221