Skip to main content

Town of Walworth
Case 1: Water Service

County Town of Walworth
Contact person Margaret Churchill, Supervisor, 315-986-1400
Case descriptions Case 1: Water Service
Forms of restructuring intermunicipal cooperation - four towns consolidated water dept. under umbrella of WCWSA
Specific services affected purchase, transmission, distribution of water; service and maintenance
Year started April, 1995
Partners the town; Town of Macedon; Town of Marion; Town of Palmyra
Primary goal efficiency; ensure availability of portable water
Barriers territorialism - concern over losing "hometown" feeling; simple logistics, timing, etc...
Benefits efficiency; cost effective purchase of water
Impact on budget holding the line - more bang for the dollar
Impact on labor town no longer has its own water dept.
Key contact