Water & Sewer

John Mokszycki, Superintendent of Water and Wastewater
email:  [email protected]

Donna Gedeon, Clerk of Water and Wastewater
Email:  [email protected]

518-828-3400 Phone
518-822-0657 Fax

If you notice brown or rusty water, please contact the Greenport Water Department at 828-3400.  We diary complaints to see if they correspond with an “event” (like flushing hydrants, a Fire call if hydrants were tapped, excessive use or issues at South Wells). Your calls are always welcome.

The office is open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 3:30 PM; Summer Hours June – August are 7 AM to 2:30 PM

If you have a water or sewer EMERGENCY, and the office is closed, please contact the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department at 518-828-3344.

You may now pay your bills on-line at:  (click for link)

http://greenport.ub.basgov.com

Click the above URL and you will be re-directed to the web payment page.  You may pay by credit card or e-check. Be sure to give ONLY one identifier…..account number OR address (not both).  As we are a municipality, the fee for using a credit card or e-check is added to your payment.

Water & Sewer usage is billed in May and October.  The Bank of Greene County accepts all payments.  You must have your bill stub to submit payment to the Bank of Greene County.

The six month bills cover the following time periods:

September 1st through February 28th  (billed in May)   AND    March 1st through August 31  (billed in October)

The current rate for water is $2.53/1000 gallons; the current rate for sewer (effective 3/1/18)  is $4.28/1000, which is billed at 75% of the water usage or at $3.21/1000).  The minimum bill is for 18,000 gallons.  Click on this link to review rates for water & sewer from 2013 through 2018 : water sewer rates 2013-2018

Out of District users (Dutch Village and north on Rte 66) are billed at 2.5 times the in-district rate.  Currently out of District water is billed at $6.33/1000 gallons.

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are available below, or may be obtained in paper form at the Greenport Town Clerk’s Office.  You may request a paper copy by mail: 

Greenport Town Clerk’s Office

ATTN:  Water Department

600 Town Hall Drive

Hudson, NY  12534

or by email:  [email protected]

Click on the Link below to review the water quality report.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2012

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2013

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2014

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2015

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2016

Annual Drinking Water Qual 2017

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2018

Other important information:

Resolution 57-2012  establishing fee schedule for Water Dept.

Resolution-62-2013– increase in water & sewer rates

Resolution 82-2015 – increase in water & sewer rates 12/30/15

Resolution 36-2017 – increase in sewer rates eff 3/1/17

Resolution 51-2018 – updated fee schedule effective 5/2/18

Resolution 37-2019 – updated fee schedule effective 3/1/19

 

Sanitary-Sewer-Backups 2014

Tips for reducing water usage in your home:

Did you know?

  • A running faucet uses about a gallon of water per minute
  • If a faucet drips at a rate of one drop per second, you can waste 2,700 gallons per year.
  • Toilets with leaky float valves can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day
  • Even a pinhole leak, such as in a washing machine hose, can waste up to 170 gallons a day X 6 months = 30,600 gallons @ $2.53/ 1000 = $77.42

Tips:

  • Check for leaks in a toilet by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Coloring will appear in the toilet bowl if it is leaking.
  • When replacing an old toilet, purchase a water-efficient model.
  • Don’t let the water run in a bathroom sink when brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Run the washing machine only when it is fully loaded. Check the hoses for cracks that could result in leaks.
  • Turn faucets off firmly. Check and replace any worn-out fixtures, washers, O-rings, and hose connections.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it is fully loaded.
  • Garbage disposals require lots of water to operate properly, avoid using them when possible.
  • With pools and spas, repair any leaks. An inch a day loss in a pool can be over 600 gallons. Get a pool cover to reduce loss of water by evaporation.
  • Always use a hose with a shut-off nozzle installed, and shut off hoses when not in use. This is one of the biggest sources of wasted water.
  • Read your water meter before and after a 2-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter doesn’t read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.

 

Percentage of total daily water use:

Toilets: 27.7%
Clothes Washer: 20.9%
Showers & Baths: 19.4%
Faucets: 15.3%
Dish Washers: 2.9%
Leaks: 13.8%