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Water / Sewer Department

Hours: 8AM - 4PM
Monday - Friday
2 Adams Street
P.O. Box 1004
Highland Mills, NY 10930
Phone: (845) 928-9514
Fax: (845) 928-8087
E-mail: info@
townofwoodbury.com

 

Stormwater Management Notice

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Town of Woodbury Water & Sewer
William S. McClennan, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator / Superintendent

About Our Department
Our department operates and maintains nine (9) water pump stations, five (5) water storage tanks, and approximately 50 miles of water main in addition to reading water meters and billing the same. We also operate and maintain five (5) sewer pump stations, one (1) sewer plant, and 35 miles of sewer main.

A Note From the Superintendent
In the past, during Summer months, we have had to place Water Restrictions into effect. The Water District has had Water Restriction signs that will be installed at all the entrances of the Town of Woodbury during restrictions, in order to give notice to our customers. If you have any questions, please contact us at 845-928-9514.

Minimum violation: $100

Stormwater Management
Portions of the Village of Woodbury are designated as MS4 areas. This is an EPA designation for “municipal separate storm sewer systems” for conveyance of rainwater. These systems typically consist of curbs, gutters, streets, ditches and storm drains. Rainwater flows from city hardscape (impervious land cover such as asphalt and concrete) into these systems; it then travels into streams, lakes and rivers.

The MS4 designation applies to communities that meet the EPA’s criteria based on U.S. Census Bureau urbanized area statistics.

A portion of the Village of Woodbury (Town initially) was designated as an MS4 community in 1999 when the EPA implemented Phase II regulations (communities under 100,000 populations). The Village then obtained required discharge permit coverage under a State Pollutant Discharge Permit issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. This permit requires the Village satisfy six principal measures regulated under the law. One of these is to provide educational opportunities to the public to understand impacts from stormwater and how to improve storm water quality. The following links provide detailed information on this program.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8468.html

http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/munic.cfm

Frequently Asked Questions
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes. The water is safe to drink in the Town of Woodbury. It's tested regularly in accordance with NYS standards.

Why is my water bill so high? How can I possibly use such a large amount of water?
You may have a water leak, dripping faucet, leak in the toilet, or your water softener could be stuck in the backwash cycle. Water consumption is also increased substantially during the hot days of summer when many homeowners water their lawns. Water conservation is urged. Please make every effort to have all leaks repaired.

When and how often are the water meters read?
Water meters are read four times a year, with water bills being sent out in January, April, July and October. If the water bills are not paid by November 1st, they will be relevied on your property tax bill due in January of the following year.

What is the hardness of the water in the Town of Woodbury?
The hardness runs between nine (9) and fifteen (15) grains per gallon or around 200-250 parts per million.

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