Water & Sewer/Stormwater

Important information about your drinking water: Click HERE for a 2024 Public Notice


Important Information About Your Drinking Water: Click HERE for the Public Notice



John Heffern, Water Plant Operator  johnh@villageofgreenisland.com

19 George Street
Green Island, NY 12183
Billing Office: 518-273-2201
Water/Sewer Service issues: (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.

July 28, 2017: In addition to the regular testing associated with our annual report (see below), The New York State Department of Health and Albany County Department of Health this year sampled for the presence of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) that are commonly known as PFOA and PFOC. These are the compounds that made the news in recent years when they were found in very high concentrations in Hoosick Falls and surrounding areas. This testing occurred in June 2017 and the report was made available to us this week. While small concentrations were found in our water, the report will show that we are well below the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acceptable levels and our “water is acceptable for all uses”. Please contact John Heffern, Water Plant Operator for the Green Island Water Department at 273-4959 if you have any questions. You can see the report by clicking on the link below:

NYSDOH PFC Testing 7-19-17

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.

2023 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 2023 to view.

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.

Click here to view the 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, 2022 to March 9, 2023.

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.  Maggie Alix is a member of the Board of Directors representing Green Island. For this reporting period (March 10, 2022 to March 9, 2023) 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)

Village of Voorheesville

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 1st. Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged by May 15th and these can be shared electronically using the Stormwater Coalition website interface ( https://www.stormwateralbanycounty.org); or by e-mail (swcoalition@albanycounty.comThe FINAL Joint Annual Report will be displayed in final form as of June 1st of every year and can be found by clicking the same link above. 

For questions or inquiries regarding the Village’s Stormwater Management practices and/or SPDES permit, please contact:

Maggie A. Alix, Stormwater Program Coordinator
Phone: 518-273-2201
Email: maggie.alix@villageofgreenisland.com 

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.*