Department of Public Works
Division of Latham Water
The Town of Colonie Department of Public Works, Division of Latham Water, provides safe drinking water and water for fire protection to 82,000 Town of Colonie residents, except the Village of Menands and Maplewood areas. We are responsible for the treatment and distribution of water, installing and maintaining fire hydrants for fire protection, and maintaining water mains and valves.
Regulations For Limitation Of Water Usage
The purpose of the limitation of water usage is to conserve and protect the water supply and to maintain sufficient pressure at all times, for fire protection and in the interest of public health, safety and welfare. Due to recent extremely high water demand and reduced storage tank levels, it is necessary to implement these restrictive regulations. There will be NO sprinkling or irrigation of lawns, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, domestic gardens, washing of motor vehicles or other outdoor water use between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. daily for the duration of this restriction. Read the Public Notice.
To all Commercial Property Owners
Be aware that the "New York On Pause" order from Governor Cuomo due to COVID-19 has left many large buildings such as schools, offices, hotels, factories, and medical facilities unoccupied or under-occupied for several weeks. Lack of water use during this period results in stagnation that can allow chlorine to drop to undetectable levels. Learn More.
To Businesses and Residents of the Town of Colonie
The Latham Water District will continue its yearly flushing of the water system from 9:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 a.m. Sunday nights through Wednesday nights. Flushing during the night hours will continue until Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Learn More.
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Three different raw water sources are pumped to the Mohawk View Water Treatment Plant where chemical and physical treatment takes place. The quality of our sources before treatment is good, and the treatment plant finishes the job by removing any solids, metals (primarily iron and manganese), color-producing compounds or other organic and inorganic compounds. At the treatment plant, we continuously monitor the clarity and disinfectant level to guarantee the bacteriological safety of the water. Chemical treatment consists of oxidation, coagulation, chlorination and pH adjustment. Physical treatment consists of flocculation, settling and filtration. Finished water is pumped to the distribution system and is stored in nine (9) steel storage vessels located throughout the Town.
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-2290