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. 

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2020

PLEASE DON'T FLUSH THESE ITEMS DOCUMENT

The Rensselaer City Water Department will flush hydrants throughout the City beginning May 10, 2021 and ending May 14, 2021.  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           May 10:   All hydrants South of Partition St.

  TUESDAY           May 11:   All hydrants North of Partition St. to Fowler Ave

WEDNESDAY    May 12:   All hydrants North of Fowler Ave to I-90

THURSDAY & FRIDAY    May 13 and 14: 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

APPLICATION FOR SEWER SERVICE PERMIT/INSPECTION

APPLICATION FOR WATER PERMIT FOR NEW AND EXISTING WATER SERVICE