Village of Albany Water Source.
The Village of Albany water supply is provided by the Le-Ax Water District. Our water is brought into the huge 275,000-gallon water tank near the top of Alton Street hill. Water is then distributed through the Village-owned water distribution system to your home. The average daily water use for Albany is 55,000 gallons.
“DR” CHARGE. The $10.00 Debt Retirement charge on your monthly bill provides funds to pay the debt incurred when the entire water distribution system was replaced in 2012 with new lines, valves, and fire hydrants. This charge will be removed when the loan repayment is complete.
2023 Water Rate (residential users)
$22.14 – first 2,000 gallons. (this is your minimum billing for water)
$13.33 per thousand gallons after exceeding first 2,000 gallons.
(commercial and other high-volume users should contact the Village Administrator for applicable rates)
Village of Albany Wastewater Treatment.
The Albany Sanitary Sewer System is operated by the Public Works Department. The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located at the end of East Clinton Street.
The 8-million-dollar system was put into service in 2004. Currently it accepts and treats about 60,000 gallons per day of wastewater (on average) but has capacity to treat over 250,000 gallons per day. There are 3 main lift-stations in the system. The Department also responds to residential and commercial problems ranging from sewer system overflows, grease blockages, grinder-pump malfunctions, and odor complaints on an emergency basis.
2023 Sewer Rate (residential users)
$51.14 – first 2,000 gallons. (this is your minimum billing for sewer)
$10.16 per thousand gallons after exceeding first 2,000 gallons.
(rates shown are for inside corporation limits, outside users add 10%)
The minimum monthly water/sewer charge in 2023 is $83.28
Toilets are Serious water wasters!
Use the “dye test” to look for silent leaks:
- Dry all exterior surfaces of the toilet.
- Remove the tank lid.
- Add a teaspoon of food coloring to the tank.
- Don’t flush.
- After an hour, check the bowl for traces of the dye. If you see color, your toilet is leaking. A mechanism inside likely needs to be adjusted or repaired.
In an effort to help manage your utility charges, Village Council passed legislation which made a change in the billing process for our water user customers. The minimum charge went from 1,000 gallons to 2,000 gallons saving a few dollars on your monthly bill. You can also reduce your bill by following these easy tips:
- Check appliances, faucets and pipes for hidden leaks and make repairs.
- Insulate water pipes to get hot water faster.
- Install water-efficient shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators.
- Turn off faucet while brushing teeth, shaving, washing dishes by hand and cleaning vegetables.
Water and Sewer bills are due by the 15th of every month.
A $15.00 late fee shall then be assessed on each delinquent account. (A.V.C. Section 51.21)