LOCKPORT, NY-- The Niagara County Legislature will hold a special meeting this week, calling for a criminal investigation into the black water discharge into the Niagara River late last month.

They'll be passing a resolution calling on the NYS Attorney General, Niagara County DA and E.P.A. to look into the water board's actions.

The water board says the discharge was due to routine maintenance of one of its wastewater sedimentation basins, but the work is usually done during a different time.

They'll be meeting Thursday evening at 6pm.

The Niagara Falls Water Board issued a nearly two page response to the legislature's special meeting. You can read it here:

Statement From Niagara Falls Water Board Members by WGRZ-TV on Scribd