The Oneida County Sewer District consists of 15 member municipalities, which include the City of Utica, the villages of Clayville, Holland Patent, New Hartford, New York Mills Oriskany, Whitesboro, Yorkville, and towns of Deerfield, Marcy, New Hartford, Paris, Whitestown and portions of the Towns of Frankfort and Schuyler in Herkimer County via intermunicipal agreements.

What is CMOM?

CMOM stands for “capacity, management, operations, and maintenance.” According to the EPA, it is a flexible, dynamic framework for municipalities to identify and incorporate widely-accepted industry practices to:

  • Better manage, operate, and maintain collection systems
  • Investigate capacity constrained areas of the collection system
  • Respond to sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) events

Since 2013, the CMOM working group has provided municipal-level, hands-on feedback and guidance in developing a comprehensive District-wide CMOM program that can be adapted at the municipal level.

Since then, the CMOM working group has developed:

  • Standard Operating Guidelines – A universal set of operating standards so that municipalities can more easily work together.
  • Design and Construction Standards – Consistent standards across the District to ensure that new developments are constructed with quality sewer infrastructure.
  • Plan Review Procedures – Basic Procedures that set minimum levels of review and inspection for sewer lateral connections and sewer extensions.
  • Fats, Oils and Grease Program – A standard and centralized program to oversee the responsible disposal of FOG, which can decrease system capacity.