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The long-awaited Highland Acres sewer system in the Town of Hamburg is up and running, with the owners of nearly 140 parcels finally able to connect to the wastewater facilities.

Councilman D. Mark Cavalcoli announced the completion of the $2.76 million project, noting that some residents have waited 30 years for sewers. The project also is linked to improving the septic system discharge that has plagued Woodlawn Beach State Park for the last four years it has operated.

"I hope the toilets are flushing and the sewage is flowing," he said.

The sewer system includes nearly 11,000 feet of gravity collector sewers along South Park Avenue between Rush Creek and Abbott; Fairview Parkway between Saxony Place and Blair Court; and Abbott, Highland, Meadowbrook, Greenfield, West Highland and Bristol parkways.

It eliminates the private septic systems that have served the area.

An extension to serve an 14 additional properties along the Big Tree Road portion of the sewer district is being designed.

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