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.
2017 marks our 43rd 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 approach 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.
Timothy S. Murphy