Albany County
1 Canal Road South | Albany, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 447-1611 | Fax: (518) 433-0369
Angelo Gaudio, Executive Director

Water Purification District

Next Scheduled Joint Regional
Biosolids Board Meeting:

1/22/2020 | 5:00pm
Saratoga County Sewer District
Previous Meeting's Minutes
Next Scheduled District Board Meeting:
12/11/2019 | 4:30pm
North Plant Conference Room
Previous Meeting's Minutes


Welcome to the Albany County Water Purification District! In 2018, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the District’s formation.

The District was formed in 1968 by resolution 45 of the County Legislature. That resolution was preceded by the Albany County Comprehensive Sewerage Study of March 1966 and Albany County Wastewater Facility report of 1968. The District facilities have been in continuous operation since April 1974. The original construction costs totaled over $71M and were 87.5% grant funded; 65% Federal and 22.5% from NYS.

2018 marks our 44th year of providing wastewater transportation and treatment service to our eight member communities serving a population of over 200,000, while improving the water environment and protecting public health.

The District has made numerous changes throughout the years revolutionizing our industry. Many upgrades and plant improvement projects have reduced energy consumption thus reducing our carbon footprint. We are embracing the national “Utilities of the Future” initiative with the implementation of innovative projects such as the North Plant Cogeneration and the South Plant Beneficial / Productive Use of Secondary Effluent. With the completion of the North and South Disinfection facilities in 2014, that investment will reach $40M over the past two decades.

We have embarked on a new era of taking the next step toward improving the water quality of the Hudson River with the approval of the fifteen year Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan.

I am proud of our professional staff and our history of regulatory compliance, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

I encourage you to browse this website to get more information about the programs and services that we provide. We have a dedicated staff of wastewater and environmental professionals who are committed to improving water quality of the Hudson River and protecting the public health of the greater community. We encourage you to contact us to take a tour through our facility.

Angelo S. Gaudio

Executive Director

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

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Documents and Forms

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Discharge Notification System

The Albany Pool Communities have jointly developed this web-based information service that provides easy access to alerts for potential CSO activity in the Capital region. Visit the website at

You can also click the following link to read an informational brochure about the Albany Pool: CSO Informational Brochure [PDF]