Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm 518-462-6466
City Garage: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm 518-462-5512
For emergencies after hours or on the weekend, contact the City of Rensselaer Police Department @ 518-462-7451. They will contact the Water Dept. for you.
The Rensselaer City Water Department will flush hydrants throughout the City beginning November 7, 2022 and ending November 10, 2022. Users may experience low water pressure and temporary discoloration caused by the stirring up of sediment in the system. This is not harmful. It is recommended that the washing of clothes be avoided when flushing is taking place in your local area. To remedy discoloration, run cold water in all your faucets for five minutes or until clear. Periodic flushing of the water distribution system is necessary to remove sediment and as a means of locating non-working hydrants and valves.
The flushing schedule - 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Daily
MONDAY November 7th: All hydrants South of Partition St.
TUESDAY November 8th: All hydrants North of Partition St. to Fowler Ave
WEDNESDAY November 9th: All hydrants North of Fowler Ave to I-90
THURSDAY November 10th: All hydrants North of I-90 to the end of City Line
The Functions Performed by this Department are:
- To provide a safe, dependable and quality water to the City of Rensselaer, and associated services.
- Customer Service.
- Water billing to customers for use of water.
- Report customer’s usage and changes to Rensselaer County Sewer for sewer billing.
- We are now replacing outside remote units with radio frequency units.
WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT FORMS