Albany Water Board

Department of Water and Water Supply

The Albany Water Board ascertains what sources are most available, desirable and best for the supply of pure and wholesome water for the City of Albany. The Board manages public lands, reservoirs, filter plants, aqueducts, rights-of-way, watercourses and drainage areas. The Board also operates the City's sewer collection system and transmits sewerage to the county for processing, in accordance with the requirements of regulatory agencies. 


The Department of Water and Water Supply will deliver a reliable and high quality supply of water to our customers. We will provide fire protection; we will collect and safely convey wastewater to treatment facilities and comply with all of our regulatory permit requirements and conditions; we will provide a safe work environment for our employees; we will provide courteous, responsive and professional service to our customers and a work environment that is supportive and respectful of each other.

Adopted by AWB: November 22, 2019

Members and Dates of Expiration
  • Charles G. Houghton, III, Chairperson (12/31/21)
  • Rachel M. Johnson, Vice Chairperson  (12/31/22) 
  • C. Anthony Owens, Treasurer (12/31/22)
  • Barbara Smith, Secretary (12/31/20)
  • Karen Strong, Assistant Secretary (12/31/21)
Governance Committee
  • Rachel M. Johnson, Chairperson
  • C. Anthony Owens
  • Barbara Smith
  • Karen Strong
Finance Committee
  • C. Anthony Owens, Chairperson
  • Rachel M. Johnson
  • Karen Strong
Audit Committee
  • Barbara Smith, Chairperson
  • Rachel M. Johnson
  • Karen Strong

Contact Information

Department of Water Department and Water Supply
City of Albany
10 N. Enterprise Drive
Albany, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 434-5300

Unless otherwise noted, regularly scheduled meetings of the Albany Water Board will be conducted on the fourth Friday of the month in the Albany Water Department Conference Room located at 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204. Each meeting is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. 

The 2020 meeting schedule for the Albany Water Board follows:

January 24  April 24  July 24 October 23 
February 28  May 22  August 28 November 20 
March 27  June 26 September 25 December 18 

*Pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1, issued by Governor Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus, the Albany Water Board will convene its May 22, 2020 meeting by telephone conference call. Dial in information and contact information is available in the agenda. 

View the complete 2020 Board and Committee meeting schedule here.

City of Albany General Code Chapter 371 Article II Sections 371-14 to 371-53. View the Albany Water Board Bylaws (updated 8/28/2020).


See table below for Water Board Policies.

 Index of Albany Water Board Policies
 Albany Water Board Policy  Date Adopted Latest Revision Date  Resolution Number   Latest Review Date
 Indemnification  3/10/1987  8/28/2015  15-26  2/28/2020
 Investment  1/5/1989  8/28/2015  15-26  2/28/2020
 Executive Session  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Extension of Credit  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Procurement  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Property Disposition  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Property Acquisition  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Billing Adjustments  8/28/2015    15-26  
 Code of Ethics  8/28/2015  2/28/2020  15-26  
 Conflict of Interest  9/25/2015    15-32  1/24/2020
 Mission Statement  9/25/2015  1/24/2020  15-33  
 Whistleblower  5/26/2016    16-19  
 Excavation  6/27/2016    16-32  
 Senior Discount Program  3/22/2019    19-08  
 Water Bill Forgiveness  4/26/2019    19-26  
 Internal Controls Policy  2/28/2020    20-11  
 Committee Charter  2/27/2015      11/22/2020
 Anti-Harassment Policy & Complaint Form  2/28/2020    20-10  
 updated: April 30, 2020


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