In an 18-page report, state auditors listed several criticisms of the way Seneca County managed its single water district and two sewer districts.
The scope of the audit was to assess the county’s water and sewer operations to address the question:
Did the board provide adequate oversight of the financial operation of the county’s water and sewer districts?
The audit covers the period of Jan. 1, 2015, to Nov. 1, 2016. The scope was extended back to Jan. 1, 2013, to review the water and sewer budgeting and fund balance trends.
The findings of the audit were:
• The board needs to improve its oversight of the water and sewer districts financial operations.
• The board did not establish policies and procedures governing the financial operation of the water and sewer districts, including billing, adjusting accounts or establishing the way shared district expenditures should be allocated.