It is more costly to treat contaminated water and return it to the environment to meet all of the health requirements.
Jamestown water customers are very fortunate to receive some of the finest and purest artesian well water in the country with only a minimum of added chlorine to disinfect and fluoride to prevent tooth decay. The costs to provide this water are relatively low because it does not require a great deal of treatment before its delivery to your home or business.
Wastewater, on the other hand, requires a great deal of treatment to condition it for return to its place in the hydrologic cycle. That treatment is very expensive and accounts for the higher expense to clean wastewater.
For more information please contact the Sewer Maintenance Office at 716-661-1652.