Public Works - Sewer Department

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Contact InformationSewer

Jason R. Kennedy, P.E. - Commissioner of Public Works
John P. Kenrick - Deputy Commissioner of Public Works: Sewers
100 Cobb's Lane
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 223-5115 / Fax: (585) 223-0448
Office Hours: Monday - Friday  7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
After Hours Emergency Contact: (585) 425-7380

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Sewer Department General Description

The Town of Perinton Sewer Department has 3 primary areas of responsibility:  operation and maintenance of the Town wide sanitary sewer system, operation and maintenance of the Town wide storm sewer system, and operation and maintenance of the Town wide drainage network, including all Stormwater management facilities/ponds.

Sanitary Sewer District 

The Perinton Consolidated Sewer District (P.C.S.D.) consists of 184 miles of public sanitary sewer mains, 3500 manholes, and 32 pump stations serving 11,575 town parcels.  This system collects and transports sanitary sewage from Perinton properties to large "interceptor sewers" owned by Monroe County.  The interceptor sewers transport the effluent to the Frank E. Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Facility located in Irondequoit.

Those properties not connected to the sanitary sewer system are served by private septic systems.  Septic systems are under the jurisdiction of the Monroe County Health Department. 

Storm Sewer System        

The Town of Perinton has 194 miles of public storm sewers, 3700 storm sewer manholes, and 5100 drainage inlets or catch basins, which together comprise the storm sewer system.  This system collects rain water from highways, roofs, yards, and basement drains, and conveys it to larger water bodies such as Irondequoit Creek and the Erie Canal.


All Stormwater not collected in the Town storm sewer system is conveyed by drainage swales, streams, and other surface methods.  The Town of Perinton owns, or is encumbered by an easement, in excess of 50 Stormwater management facilities/ponds which it operates and maintains.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I experience a problem with my sanitary sewer lateral or if sewage is backing up in my home?
           Contact the Sewer Department.
                        Monday – Friday
                        7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.                                         Call (585) 223-5115
                        After Hours, Weekends and Holidays                 Call (585)425-7380

I need information about my septic system, who do I contact?
           Contact the Monroe County Health Department            Call (585)753-5060

Are sanitary sewers available in my neighborhood, so I can eliminate my septic system?
           Contact the Sewer Department at 223-5115.                               

How do I obtain a permit in order to connect to the sanitary sewer main?
           Permits for sanitary sewer connections are processed at the Building Department located in the Perinton Town Hall.   

Can my sump pump be connected to my sanitary sewer connection?
            No, ground water must discharge to the storm sewer system.

Does the Town locate their underground utilities?
            Yes, the Town works in conjunction with Dig Safely New York. They can be reached at 1 (800) 962-7962.