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Pumping station completion announced by officials

The last sanitary sewer overflow in the Village of Hamburg has been eliminated with the completion of the Crescent Avenue Pumping Station, village and Erie County officials announced Wednesday.

The project is the latest development in an eight-year effort to resolve sewer problems in the village since Erie County Sewer District No. 3 took over its sanitary sewer system in 2005. Back then, the village had four sanitary sewer overflows and was under a consent order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Mayor Thomas J. Moses Sr. noted that “by eliminating overflows into 18 Mile Creek from the village and removing a pump station from the creek bank, these projects are not only helping the environment, they are also helping the village to attain one of the strategies in our comprehensive plan – which is to increase access and recreational opportunities along 18 Mile Creek.”