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Seneca County officials react to stinging state audit

In the aftermath of a stinging state audit of Seneca County’s water and sewer districts, county officials must now prepare and submit a plan by September to correct the deficiencies.

As that is being done, county officials had varying reactions to the audit.

The county administers a single water district and two sewer districts serving customers in the southern end of the county.

County Manager John Sheppard agreed the audit was “fairly critical” and said the findings “are likely no surprise to many constituents.”

“The operations and management of these special districts have been a challenge for our county for nearly two decades,” Sheppard said. “Now the districts require significant capital improvements and are facing stricter compliance expectations. A path toward improvement is being defined but will take years to implement.”

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