Southtowns

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Remember that Erie County Water Authority leak at its Sturgeon Point treatment plant last August, which left the Southtowns with severe water problems? The final touches on the repair were finally done last week.

Buffalo Water Authority

With Erie County's sewage treatment facilities aging and sometimes overloading, the county is preparing for another round of improvements and renovations to the wastewater infrastructure.

Southtowns water restrictions lifted

Aug 14, 2017
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Erie County Water Authority has lifted the temporary water restrictions for the Southtowns they put in place while repairing a major water main break at their Sturgeon Point treatment plant, calling it the most difficult repair in the ECWA's 68-year history.

WBFO's Nick Lippa

Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

Despite torrential downpours on Monday and Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said all roads in the southtowns were opened on Wednesday.

In the last 20 years, Dunkirk native and Fredonia State College graduate Wendy Corsi Staub has written 80-books. Her most recent is a look at social media set in the Southtowns. It's called "The Good Sister".  WBFO's Mike Desmond recently met with Corsi Staub about her book and writing career.