Planning and Infrastructure
Planning & Infrastructure
12 Gray Street
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mission: To provide expertise and services in areas of strategic planning, construction, project management, inspection, procurement, roads maintenance, infrastructure and transportation planning.
The Department has been in existence since 2000 and is largely funded through grant applications from the United States Environment Protection Agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Indian Health Service, Housing and Urban Development and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In addition, the Tribal General Fund allocates annual funding for the in-house operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant, the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the distribution and collection systems.
Planning and Infrastructure also completes all permit requirements i.e.: environmental assessment, wetland permit, EPA discharge permits and daily / monthly monitoring reports for both plants. Since January 2003 the WWTP has been in compliance with EPA discharge permits; after modifying the treatment process. Planning and Infrastructure consults and complies with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) regulations when projects are located in or around state highways. We continue to cultivate a professional, courteous relationship with local DOT personnel.
Public Works - Wastewater Treatment Facility
47 Sanitation Plant Road
Operates 24 hours a day
Mission: To provide service, collect, and treat wastewater from the community of Akwesasne who are connected to the public system.
The Wastewater Treatment facility provides wastewater treatment for 35 residences as well as the Mohawk School, Tribal Police, Seniors, IGA, AMC, Comfort Inn, and the Speedway Plaza. The facility operates on a 24 hours per day / 7 days a week schedule. It is a conventional activated sludge / aeration system with primary screen treatment. The capacity of the treatment plant is 280 – 300,000 Gallons Per Day (GPD) with a present average flow of 65,000 GPD and a peak of 120,000 GPD. It is sampled daily and is under a Tribal and National monthly permit for 17 parameters and discharges into the St. Regis River. Operation and maintenance of the system includes all main sewer lines, manholes, and pump / lift stations.
Public Works - Water Treatment Facility
147 Pumphouse Road
Operates 24 hours a day
Mission: To provide the community of Akwesasne with clean, safe, and adequate drinking water.
The Water Treatment Facility operates 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. It draws raw water from the St. Lawrence River and is treated with chlorine for disinfection, coagulation to remove organic material, filtered in dual sand filters before it is stored in the clearwell. It is then dosed with chlorine before it is sent to the tower on McGee Rd. and is then gravity fed to faucets. The facility has a capacity of producing 1 million gallons of clean drinking water per day and can store up to 1 millions gallons in two separate storage tanks. The department also provides operation and maintenance for the distribution system to include maintenance on all hydrants, gate valves, and curb boxes.