Erie County Water Authority

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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Earl Jann has been fired by the Erie County Water Authority. His contract was terminated during a board meeting Thursday. The authority has come under fire after a report by the state Authorities Bureau Office found commissioners neglected fiduciary duty and were not transparent...
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Tom Puckett
June 13, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County DA's office says it will have its Special Investigations and Prosecutions (SIP) Bureau look into the Erie County Water Authority. This after a scalding report by the state's Authorities Bureau office. Flynn says the SIP bureau investigates matters of public...
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June 12, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State's Authorities Budget Office is censuring the members of the Erie County Water Authority Board of Commissioners that served on the board in 2016 and 2017. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE Those commissioners were Earl Jann, Robert Anderson, Karl Simmeth, and Jerome...
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March 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following a firestorm of controversy surrounding reports that a new contract for Erie County Water Authority Executive Director Earl Jann includes a "golden parachute" that would pay him more than $300 thousand in the event he is forced out for political reasons, authority...
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Dave Debo
March 08, 2018 - 7:00 am
(WBEN) The Erie County Legislature's government affairs committee has invited the Erie County Water Authority onto the hot seat for hearings about their operations Thursday, after mounting criticism of the authority for -- among other things-- an exit deal that would give the authority's executive...
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Dave Debo
March 01, 2018 - 12:26 pm
(WBEN) Inspired by a "Golden Parachute" deal for the current Erie County Water Authority Executive Director who is likely to lose his job soon because of a change in political patronage power, Assemblywoman Monica Wallace is calling for a limit on these types of severance packages at authorities...
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Tom Puckett
January 04, 2018 - 3:28 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority recommends customers trickle their faucets to avoid broken pipes during this bitter cold. This applies to customers with homes containing unheated basements, crawl spaces or sections of exposed pipe to trickle their faucets to prevent their pipes...
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Tom Puckett
August 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority has lifted water restrictions for the southtowns after crews made a temporary repair of the water main break at Sturgeon Point. The authority says it brought in outside experts to accomplish a sturdy but temporary repair through a remarkable...
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Tom Puckett
August 10, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority has extended its water use restrictions for the southtowns for another week. This as efforts to repair a water main break at Sturgeon Point continue. The authority says there are unforeseen complications with the water main break. "Our first...
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Tom Puckett
August 08, 2017 - 12:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority is extending the temporary water restrictions in the south towns at least an additional 48 hours, until Thursday, August 10th, due to prolonged repair work on a water main break at ECWA's Sturgeon Point Treatment Plant. "As we expected, removing...
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