Erie County Water Authority

Tom Puckett
September 05, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority appoints Russell Stoll as its new executive director. Stoll, a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) who has been with ECWA since 2012 and has served as its executive engineer since 2016, was selected after an extensive national search over...
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Tom Puckett
June 27, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority says a water main break is being worked on in Hamburg. The ECWA says the leak was isolated and it has been determined that there is a break in a 48 inch transmission main on Lake Shore Road. Work is being performed by both ECWA crews and outside...
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Erie County Water Authority commissioners Thomas Jones (left) and Jerome Schad (right). February 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
March 07, 2019 - 5:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Legislators vote Jerome Schad to remain as commissioner. The vote was on party lines, 6-5. Schad was one of two applications for the position who interviewed at the Legislature last week. Legislator Tom Loughran introduced a resolution requesting a moratorium on...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was a busy weekend for the Erie County Water Authority as more than a dozen water main breaks had crews working to make rapairs at one break before moving on to another. Water Authority crews repaired a 24-inch transmission main on Markus Drive in Cheektowaga as water...
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Erie County Water Authority commissioners Thomas Jones (left) and Jerome Schad (right). February 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 28, 2019 - 6:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Commissioners for the Erie County Water Authority were pressed about John Mye's abrupt resignation earlier this month at the authority's executive director. Mye resigned earlier this month after just four days on the job for "personal reasons" which were never disclosed...
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February 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The executive director of the Erie County Water Authority has resigned. The Erie County Water Authority confirmed to WBEN in a statement saying that John Mye III is leaving his post after serving on it for only four days. Mye is reportedly leaving due to "personal reasons"...
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July 08, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Crews from the Erie County Water Authority had a busy Sunday as a total of four water main breaks had to be repaired around the county. The first happened on Big Tree Rd in Hamburg between Loring and Highview Parkway. Crews had to close a portion of Big Tree to make the repairs...
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Tom Puckett
June 27, 2018 - 11:12 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says there are no findings of criminal wrongdoing following a probe of the Erie County Water Authority. "Our office found no intent by the ECWA to intentionally falsify the reports. The submission was performed by a staff member after the...
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June 22, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveils a series of proposals to reform the Erie County Water Authority. This comes after a recent report from the Authorities Budget Office censured the Erie County Water Authority and outlined numerous problems including a lack of...
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Mike Baggerman
June 19, 2018 - 2:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Legislators Joe Lorigo and Tom Loughran called for the resignation of Erie County Water Authority Commissioner Jerome Schad on Tuesday, following a report last Tuesday from the New York State Authorities Budget Office which called for the resignation of all the...
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