Water & Sewer/Stormwater

John Heffern, Water Plant Operator  johnh@villageofgreenisland.com
Robert Foster, Water Plant Operator

19 George Street
Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-4959

The Green Island Water and Sewer Department’s primary mission is to maintain and improve the quality and reliability of the Village’s water, sewer and Stormwater systems while also maintaining the highest level of service at reasonable costs for residents and businesses. Please scroll down to see related information and some of our required reporting.

Click here for Water and Sewer Rates.

Click here to visit the Capital District Regional Planning Commission website which details the Village’s participation in a Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) of the Hudson River as mandated by the Federal Clean Water Act and our Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) SPDES Permit.

2016 Annual Water Quality Report 

To comply with State regulations, the Village of Green Island annually issues a report in May describing the quality of your drinking water during the previous year.  The purpose of this report is to raise your understanding of drinking water and awareness of the need to protect our drinking water sources. Please click on Green Island Annual Water Quality Report 2016 to view.

UPDATED MAY 5, 2017: DRAFT Joint Annual Report SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP)

The Joint Annual Report and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) are both for the public to read and is available at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org.

DRAFT Joint Annual Report SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-10-002 Reporting Period March 10, 2016 to March 9, 2017.

A requirement of all regulated “MS4” municipalities, including the Village of Green Island, is the submission of an Annual Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation due in FINAL form by June 1. As stated in SPDES Permit No. GP-0-10-002, Part V. C. 2 and referenced in the MS4 Annual Report Form, “MS4s” may submit a Joint Annual Report provided they have a legally binding agreement with other regulated “MS4s”. Effective October 15, 2008, twelve “MS4s” in Albany County formed via an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County. In July, 2009 the State University of New York (SUNY Uptown Campus) joined the Stormwater Coalition and as a University partner entered into a legally binding agreement which listed as one of the shared activities the preparation of a Joint Annual Report. As a consequence of these two legal agreements which have since been renewed by all of the communities, thirteen regulated “MS4s” in Albany County can submit a Joint Annual Report. Sean Ward (Green Island) had been the uncompensated Chairman of the Board of the Coalition since its inception until he stepped down in 2016 and John Dzialo from the Town of Colonie assumed leadership. Sean is still a member of the Board of Directors representing Green Island. For this reporting period (March 10, 2016 to March 9, 2017) the Stormwater Coalition is submitting a Joint Annual Report (Option 3) such that activities pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 1 and 2 (Public Education and Public Participation) have been recorded for each “MS4”, but submitted as aggregate totals. Information pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination; Pre and Post Construction Stormwater Management; and Municipal Good Housekeeping) is submitted individually. The entire document is submitted under one Cover Page, followed by Municipal Compliance Certification (MCC) Forms for each “MS4”, followed by joint information (Water Quality Trends; MCM1; MCM2), followed by individual “MS4” information pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 3, 4, 5, and 6. The following MS4/municipalities are participating in this report and in parenthesis is their SPDES permit number:

Village of Green Island (NYR20A377)
Albany County (NYR20A359)
City of Albany (NYR20A464)
Town of Guilderland (NYR20A211
Village of Menands (NYR20A144)
Town of Bethlehem (NYR20A208)
Town of New Scotland (NYR20A463)
City of Cohoes (NYR20A243)
Town of Colonie (NYR20A190)
City of Watervliet (NYR20A087)
Village of Colonie (NYR20A076)
State University of New York at Albany (NYR20A234)

This DRAFT Joint Annual Report and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) is for the public to read and is available at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org as of May 5th. Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged by May 19th and these can be shared electronically using the Stormwater Coalition website interface ( www.stormwateralbanycounty.org); by e-mail (swcoalition@albanycounty.com); by contacting 447-5645; by contacting the individuals listed as Public Contacts on the Coalition website. Hard copies of this Annual Report are located at 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202 and at 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, New York 12183 upon request.

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Notification System

The Albany Pool Communities have jointly developed a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Notification System, which is a web-based public notification service that provides easy access to the potential for CSO activity in the Capital Region. This website, located at www.albanypool.org provides the public with information about the likelihood of CSO discharges into the Hudson River and its tributaries within the Albany Pool Communities program area. This notification complies with the intent of New York State’s Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act (SRTKA) and the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) developed by the Albany Pool Communities and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC). Green Island, in order to fully comply with SRTKA, also reports suspected overflows through the NY Alert system. The public can register for those alerts online at www.nyalert.gov .

The cities of Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Rensselaer, Watervliet, and the Village of Green Island make up the partner communities in the Albany Pool Communities.