Today, Poestenkill has approximately 400 homes hooked up to the municipal water system. Although we have lived through some difficulties that come with establishing a new water system, they are substantially behind us now. Our recent Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2016 has been approved by the Rensselaer County and New York State Health Department organizations and we are proud to report that our water system did not violate a maximum contaminate level or any other water quality standard. This office continually tests the water seven days a week as required by New York State Law and this office is vigilant in handling this responsibility.
We now have full pressure through most of the water district. From time to time you will see hydrants opened, running water either into the road or the swale. This is normal in the operation of the water district. We are required to flush sections of the pipe to either bring it on line or maintain the quality of water in a certain section. Except for emergency purposes no hydrant should be open at night. Our water is a valuable commodity. If someone is taking water without permission or without going through a meter, they are costing every resident of the water district money. Residents are reminded that nothing may be attached to a hydrant and you may not park in front of one. Report suspicious water related activity to 911 or call Robert Brunet the Town Water Operator
For only those people that live in the water district
Do you need to top off your pool? Did you buy a new pool, and need to fill it up?
Pools can be filled during hydrant flushing. But as stipulated in the Water District Law, there is a hydrant water sale fee of $20 per 1000 gallons. Service is only available to those in the water district, at that price.
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Poestenkill Water District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)."