James Rutkey, Superintendent of Water and Wastewater
Donna Gedeon, Clerk of Water and Wastewater
Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Hours (June – September) are 6:00 am - 2:00 pm.
If the office is closed and you have a Water or Sewer EMERGENCY, please contact the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department at (518)828-3344.
If you notice brown or rusty water, please contact the Greenport Water Department at (518)828-3400.
We diary complaints to see if they correspond with an “event” (like flushing hydrants, a fire call where hydrants were tapped, excessive use, or issues at South Wells). Your calls are always welcome.
You may now pay your bills online at: (click for link)
Click the above URL and you will be redirected to the web payment page. You may pay by credit card or e-check. Be sure to use ONLY one identifier such as the account number OR the property address (not both). Please note: As we are a municipality, the fee for using a credit card or e-check will be added to your payment.
Water & Sewer usage is billed bi-annually (in May and October). The Bank of Greene County (Fairview Avenue branch) 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 1 - February 28 (billed in May) and March 1 - August 31 (billed in October).
WATER/SEWER RATES (effective 2/2/22):
The current residential water rates is: $3.03/1000 gallons metered for usage from 0-500,000 gallons per six-month billing period.
The current commercial water rate is: $3.28/1000 gallons metered for usage from 0-500,000 gallons per six-month billing period.
(there is a minimum charge of 18,000 gallons)
$3.53 /1000 gallons metered for usage from 501,000-1,000,000 gallons per six-month billing period
$4.03/1000 gallons metered for usage from 1,001,000-5,000,000 gallons per six-month billing period
$4.53/1000 gallons metered for usage from 5,001,000 and above per six-month billing period
The current residential sewer rate is: $4.53/1000 gallons metered. Residential sewer usage is billed at 75% of the metered water usage.
The current commercial sewer rate is: $6.55/1000 gallons metered. Commercial sewer usage is billed at 75% of the metered water usage.
Out-of-District users (Dutch Village and north on Rt. 66): Billed at 2.5x the in-district rate (i.e., $8.20/1000 gallons).
Click on the Resolutions below to obtain the water & sewer rates from 2013 through 2022:
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
Resolution 33-2020 - updated fee schedule, effective 3/4/20
Resolution 34-2022 - updated fee schedule, effective 2/2/22
DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORTS:
The Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for 2012-2021 are available by clicking on the link below, or may be obtained in paper form at the Greenport Town Clerk’s Office. You may also request a paper copy
by mail: Town of Greenport Water & Wastewater Department
600 Town Hall Drive
Hudson, New York 12534
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the following links to review the annual Water Quality Reports:
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2012 [Water-Qual-report-2012.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2013 [WATER-QUAL-REPORT2013_0.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2014 [Water-Qual-Rep-2014_0.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2015 [Annual-Drinking-Water-Quality-Report-2015.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2016 [Annual-Drinking-Water-Qual-2016.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality 2017 [Annual-Drinking-Water-Qual-2017.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2018 [Annual-Drinking-Water-Quality-Report-2018.pdf]
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2019
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2020
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2021
Helpful hints and 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
- 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 a lot 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 amount to over 600 gallons. Use a pool cover to reduce the 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.
Showers & Baths