Department of Public Works
Division of Pure Waters

Pure Waters is a division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the public sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems within the Town of Colonie, exclusive of the villages of Colonie and Menands including technical and administrative functions associated with plan review, permit issuance, inspection, and billing.


Need to know
  • Pure Waters’ responsibility is limited to the public sanitary sewer system (contaminated water from toilets, sinks, kitchens, commercial and industrial sources).
  • Questions regarding storm sewers (road, sidewalk, and yard drainage, basement sump pump / footing drains and other sources of uncontaminated water) should be directed to the Division of Highway.
  • Drinking water inquiries should be addressed to the Division of Latham Water.



Chretien T. Voerg, P.E., Superintendent
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(518) 783-2766, ext. 4
OFF-HOURS / EMERGENCY: (518) 783-2744
Public Operations Center
First Floor
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-2290

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