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Albany County Water Purification District Angelo Gaudio, Executive Director 1 Canal Road South Albany, NY 12204 Phone (518) 447-1611 Fax (518) 433-0369 FacebookFind us on Facebook! Office Hours: 8:00AM–4:00PM Weekends & Emergencies (518) 447-1629

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The Albany County Water Purification District was established by County Resolution No. 45 of 1968 and has provided wastewater services since the Spring of 1974. The District’s operation and maintenance costs are funded wholly through user fees and assessments. The District’s activities are directed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Albany County Legislature. The day to day operations are overseen by the Executive Director and an operations and maintenance staff of 75 to perform all permit, operational, maintenance and laboratory functions.

On an average day in 2013, the District treated 45.5 million gallons of wastewater. The District not only disposes, on site through incineration, all bio-solids generated from treatment, but also aids numerous communities with small treatment plants in the County and the region in disposing of their bio-solids. This has proven to be the most economical and environmentally sound means for disposal for these communities.

The District also aids the entire County and region by the acceptance of scavenger waste generated within the County. This is extremely important to the more rural areas which are on septic systems or serviced by small treatment plants not capable of receiving such waste. The city systems have also benefited in the removal of heavy solids and grease and oil from the collection system.

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