The Village of Fishkill owns and maintains two separate sewer systems, one being the South Sewer Interceptor that serves the Village customers and Town of Fishkill customers south of the Fishkill Creek. The other system serves the areas of the Village north of the Fishkill Creek and discharges into the Village Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) located on the south end of Jackson Street.
The South Sewer Interceptor was designed to deliver customer flow from the area south of the Fishkill Creek to the WWTF through a pumping station adjacent to the Rt.-9 Bridge, over the Fishkill Creek delivering the pumped sewage to the collection system on Elm Street where it flowed by gravity to the WWTF. In the early 1980’s, the Town of Fishkill Brinkerhoff WWTF reached its useful life and the Town Officials elected to install a sewer force main along the railroad right of way and pump its wastewater to the City of Beacon’s WWTF. The Village and Town subsequently entered into a municipal agreement that allowed Village wastewater to be pumped with the Town’s wastewater to the City of Beacon WWTP.
The Jackson Street WWTF and collection system was built in the early 1970’s as part of the 1972 Water Pollution Control Act that established the first nation wide program for cleaning the waterways of the United States. Over the years, the current Village facility has been incrementally improved on in an as needed basis. In 2009 a Village WWTF upgrade and modernization is under design to meet the constantly changing regulatory requirements. Phase One upgrade was the replacement of the original pumping station located on Jackson Street with a state of the art pumping facility. That upgrade allowed for an improvement in efficiency as well as the ability to handle increased volumes without increasing the footprint of the current facility.
If you require additional information or would like to report a problem, please call the Superintendant at (845) 896-8070 or to report an after hour emergency contact the answering service at (845) 437-0016. If you have billing questions, please call the Village Clerk.